Our three pre-school girls play games on the family Mac. My husband supervises. Sometimes. Other times he goes waaaaaay overboard.
Earlier this week it was a Mac game giggle fest when the Pee Monkey started peeing on plants. Now I think my husband wants a boy. All three girls are watching him play his newest game and nobody is giggling.
Silence Is Not Golden
Normally, when they’re playing a game on the Mac, there are shrieks of laughter, non-stop girl giggles, and a self satisfied daddy-look coming from my husband, because, you know, he’s the man.
Today’s game was met with silence. Why? Because little girls are not into time machine games.
However, fathers think a time machine is like, you know, the coolest invention ever that was never invented yet.
That’s when the silence began. The girls are never silent unless sick or asleep.
Back To The Future
Yes, the girls have seen the Back to the Future trilogy. They watched it with daddy and fell asleep. How do you explain time travel to a three-year-old? The Clumsys is a Mac game about time travel. It’s all about grandpa’s top secret time machine.
Grandson Tim and his friends try out grandpa’s time traveling device. Your job, as child, or, as parent trying to explain the concept of time travel to a trio of pre-schoolers, is to go back in time, find the family’s missing kids.
The Clumsys graphics are not for little kids. Maybe not even elementary school kids.
But they’re perfect for middle school kids and older, all the way up to middle aged daddies.
The idea behind The Clumsys and their time travel adventure is to travel back in time to find missing kids who traveled back in time and caused problems with the space time continuum.
While searching for the missing kids you use the Gadget Assembly Screen to find out-of-place objects in each screen. That’s actually fun. But not for very little kids who may not understand why a computer joystick is in a scene from the Beaches of Troy, circa 1275 BC.
Even I admit that it’s a fun game. More fun for dad than mom, and more fun for mom, than pre-schoolers.
The Clumsys comes with 100 different levels so there are plenty of search opportunities.
Sharp eyes prevail. So does a sense of history, which makes it a better game for kids who understand history.
The Clumsys has four different game modes, 20 missing kids, but only one missing grandpa.
As you travel back in time players have access to three vision gadgets. Woe to modern society if you leave a gadget behind, for that will alter space time as we know it.
See? Fun. But it’s not a monkey peeing on a plant.