This is a fun educational game where you get to help find the looters that have been digging at different Maya cities and looking for something specific. As you travel around the different dig sites you learn about that city and about the Maya lifestyle and cultures. There are loads of fun challenges, trivia and puzzles to help you figure out who this mysteries looters are.
This game is geared toward 5th – 9th graders. And is priced at $21.99 for a single user license. Here is the description directly from the website.
Join Team Q in their quest to stop the mysterious master thief Ladrone and locate the mythical lost city of Ich’aak! Explore the mysterious world of the ancient Maya and learn about their remarkable civilization. Discover artifacts, decode glyphs, visit ancient Maya cities, explore the Maya calendar, and more in this exciting educational journey through history. Uncover the adventure of Mayan Mysteries!
An activation email will be sent separately after purchase. License valid for one year from purchase date.
You get to visit different Maya cities, decode glyphs, dig for artifacts and so much more.
To try it out for free head over to the Mayan Mysteries DEMO.
My 8th grader played this and I sat and watched. I have to say that we thought this was a really awesome game. There is so much information about the Maya you will want to sit and play it. It’s a great game. With the information and the challenges it ensures that you remember what you are taught, plus you learn central American geography with the match, label and shade questions. There are tons of different puzzles at each Maya site as well as a dig to unearth hidden treasures. As you progress through the game you collect clues to help you find out who the looter is. I’ve even played it with Geek Girl.
We played this a few days a week as something fun to do during our summer vacation. It’s a way to sneak in some extra learning.
Geek Girl thought it was a lot of fun and looks forward to playing it more. As will I. I love to continue learning and with this games you can do that. I recommend this as a fun way to study the ancient Maya civilization.
There is also an iPad version of this game if you would rather download that.