By Kloonigames

Reviewed for Fourth Grade, 2009

Crayon Physics Deluxe

The Grand Prize Winner of the 2008 Independent Games Festival, this excellent online game is an additively fun introduction to basic physics. The object is to move a ball from one part of the screen to a goal on the other end, but the catch is that the laws of motion apply, and obstacles are everywhere! Players must "draw" elements, from ramps and stairs to pulleys to hammers, which become solid and interact with the ball, as well as the platforms, ramps, and other physical challenges as players move through increasingly challenging levels. The game is not only great fun for all ages, it provides players with the ability to experiment with physics concepts such as weight, force, and motion! (crayonphysics.com, $19.95)