Educational Computer Games for Kids of Age Group 9-12 Years.
“Fun, Entertainment & Educational!”

Your quest for top educational computer games for kids of age group 9-12 years ends here. Again, be mindful to think from a kid’s perspective because all the games recommended here are primarily intended for kids.

Also, kids of the age group 9-12 years are standing on the stepping stone of teen-hood. It’s best to get them involved with the planning and thinking games like simulation and mystery games. They also love educational computer games that demands creativity. This age group can usually cope with the idea of winners and losers, so we can choose competitive games as well.

Enough talking, now let’s jump right in…

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Burger Shop

Age Group: 9 to 12 years.

ESRB Rating: Everyone

Game Learning: Time Management skill.

No. of Players: 1

Versions Available: 1

  • Burger Shop – Brand: Brighter Minds.
About the Game:

  • An educational computer game for kids, released in year 2008.
  • The player has to serve the food order to various customers at various locations with different constraints.
  • 4 different game modes to choose from. Total 300 adventure levels.

Game Pros :

  • An excellent time management game for kids.
  • A number of styles of play and challenges are there in the game that make it an instant Hit with kids as well as parents.
  • Very safe and fun filled game for kids.

Game Cons :

  • No major downside of this kids computer game.

My Tip :

  • If you have girls at home, I would recommend you to try Cake Mania 3. A fabulous game for girls that teach time management.

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Star Wars: The Complete Saga

Age Group: 10 to 12 years.

ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+

Game Learning: Concentration & Image association.

No. of Players: 1

Versions Available: 1

  • Star Wars: The Complete Saga – Brand: LucasArts.
About the Game:

  • This educational computer game for kids is based on Hollywood Blockbuster Movie series “Star Wars”.
  • The game was released in year 2009.
  • More than 160 playable characters.
  • The game has been upgraded to some new versions for Video Game console Nintendo Wii.


Game Pros :

  • Kids get the chance to play through the events of all six Star Wars movies in one videogame.
  • Probably one of the best kids computer game available today.
  • Adventurous and fun filled computer game for kids.
  • The game can be played in multi player mode (2 players).

Game Cons :

  • If one has played the earlier versions of Star Wars games then one might get the feeling that some of the themes and events are recycled from them. Still a lot of new challenges and characters to keep you tied up.
  • The game’s system requirement must be read carefully before purchasing. The game, even if installed, will not run until a Graphic card is installed on your computer.

My Tip :

  • The Ideal System Requirement for the game is as follows, kindly ensure that your PC meets this hardware requirement before you buy the game:

    CPU: Intel P4 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 equivalentRAM: 512 MB RAM. 1 GB RAM recommended for Windows Vista/7VGA: 512 MB RAM ATI or NVida equivalent Graphics card with Shader Model 3.0 CapabilityDX: DirectX 9.0cOS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7

Click here to watch the video preview of Star Wars: The Complete Saga

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Flock!

Age Group: 9 to 12 years.

ESRB Rating: Everyone

Game Learning: Visual skills and puzzle solving.

No. of Players: 1

Versions Available: 1

  • FLOCK! – Brand: Capcom.
About the Game:

  • This educational computer game for kids was released in year 2010.
  • In the game a player has control a UFO (the Flocker) to lead (Flock) the farm animals to the mother-ship without injuring or killing them.
  • 55 challenges to cross.

Game Pros :

  • A very good concept for kids.
  • Very neat graphics.
  • Develops thinking and puzzle solving skills in kids.
  • A cute, fun and completely safe kids computer game.

Game Cons :

  • No multi player mode.
  • The game’s system requirement must be read carefully before purchasing. Ensure that your PC meets the hardware requirement.

Click here to watch the video preview of Flock!

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Spore

Age Group: 9 to 12 years.

ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+

Game Learning: Visual skills.

No. of Players: 1

Versions Available: 1

  • Spore: Electronic Arts.

About the Game:

  • This PC game for kids was released in year 2008.
  • SPORE is a simulation game that lets a kid develop his own personal universe. A player has to guide a species through 5 stages of evolution from its beginnings as a single cell organism to a Creature, Tribe, Civilization and as space-exploring creature.
  • Players can modify and customize their creatures by adapting various traits such as wings, horns, or feet.
  • In this unique educational computer game a child can is free to do whatever he wants to do with in his universe and its creatures. He live in harmony or go for a war to capture a new planet etc.

Game Pros :

  • A lot of creativity fun and learning for kids.
  • The game’s visual graphics and sounds are amazing.
  • The game has a very vast scope of play and creativity.
  • Online sharing and support throws a whole new dimension in the game play.

Game Cons :

  • Online registration and authentication of the game is required.
  • The game is not for teenagers and video game freaks because they may find it easy and slow. But a very good game for kids.
  • Read the game downloading and installation instructions carefully, especially the system requirements.
  • Internet connection is required during the game play.

My Tip :

  • If you and your little one like Spore game then it is suggested to have a look at Spore Creature Creator. It is a sort of prequel to the game wherein the child can create his own creature using a vast pool of resources and share online with other users. But no game play after that.
  • Though a sequel or expansion pack (technically speaking!!) named Spore Galactic Adventure is also available, but it is not highly recommended.

Click here to watch the video preview of Spore

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Nancy Drew: Warnings At Waverly Academy

Age Group: 10 and above.

ESRB Rating: Everyone

Game Learning: Thinking skills & puzzle solving.

No. of Players: 1

Versions Available: 1

  • Nancy Drew: Warnings At Waverly Academy – Brand: Her Interactive.
About the Game:

  • This is an adventure based educational computer game for kids in which players play the role of Nancy Drew as she goes undercover and investigate a series of mysterious accidents at a prestigious all-girls academy by searching around the school, talking with suspects and solving puzzles.
  • This educational computer game was released in Year 2009.
  • Has 2 levels of difficulty settings.

Game Pros :

  • A good adventurous, story based, mystery solving game for kids.
  • The visual graphics and music is awesome.
  • No online validation and registration hassles.
  • A sense of excitement and accomplishment ignites in a child when he unveils the mystery and cracks the case by identifying the culprit.
  • Some new features has been added in this game that are really cool and gives a realistic feel, especially the Cell Phone and Texting through it.
  • A cool, un-offensive, easy going game for kids.

Game Cons :

  • Not much challenge for older kids and adults but definitely a worthy investment for a younger one.
  • The game, depending on the manufacturing lot, may hang sometimes or become unresponsive to an action. Again, it can happen with any software.


My Tip :

  • If you have a Nancy Drew’s teenager fan at home then I would recommend Nancy Drew: The Phantom Of Venice video game for him/her. This game will be tricky for the younger ones.

Click here to watch the video preview of Nancy Drew: Warnings At Waverly Academy

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FutureU

Age Group: 9 to 12 years.

ESRB Rating: Everyone

Game Learning: Problem solving, verbal reasoning, Calculation & Vocabulary.

No. of Players: 1

Versions Available: 1

  • FutureU – Brand: Aspyr Media Inc.
About the Game:

  • This educational computer game for kids was released in Year 2008.
  • A SAT preparation software cum game for kids with curriculum from Kaplan, the SAT prep experts.
  • Develops math, grammar, and vocabulary skills through multiple choice comprehension exercises and short problems.

Game Pros :

  • A very educational computer game for kids that improves core knowledge of the SAT test material through fun games, hence, no cramming required.
  • A child can track his/her progress and identify areas that needs more practice, hence strengthening test taking confidence.
  • A nice little story line that keeps the kids interested and hooked with the game.

Game Cons :

  • This kids computer game does not run without the CD inside the CD ROM.
  • The game’s graphics are basic and music is not great. But considering the genre and utility of the game it is understandable. Just mute the game’s music and play your favorite MP3 music instead.
  • The software does not support Windows 95/98/ME/2000/NT or XP x64/Vista x64.

My Tip :

  • Check out the game’s system requirements before buying. The game requires a video card to run.Please visit http://www.aspyr.com for more details.

Click here to watch the video preview of FutureU

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