Cargo Bridge

LQ: 8

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Brain grade: 8.3
Fun score: 7.6

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Game Type: , ESRB Rating: N/A Platform/Console: , , , LWK Recommended Age: 6+ Thinking Skills Used: , ,

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Cargo Bridge is a creative puzzle game that tasks players with constructing bridges strong and stable enough to support the weight of workers and their heavy cargo. Bridges must be built over gaps and around other environmental obstacles, with players using a limited amount of money to buy construction materials. The less money players use to build a working bridge, the higher they score. There is no inappropriate content in this game, but due to the moderate difficulty, Cargo Bridge is recommended for players age 7 and older.


This Game is Good for Kids Who Need Help With:

Planning:

Developing a systematic approach for setting and achieving goals.

Cargo Bridge is helpful for kids who have trouble thinking ahead, as players must use a limited amount of money to purchase the construction materials needed to build their bridges. They must also anticipate the weight of the cargo to be moved and the number of workers, so that the bridge can be built strong enough to hold them. Each piece of construction material costs money, so players must plan the use of their limited funds effectively. Higher scores are given for less money spent, so players should try to buy only the supplies they need. 

Organization:

Arranging and coordinating materials in order to complete a task.

Good organizational skills are needed to build working bridges in the game with as little material as possible. In order to support the workers and the weight of the cargo, players need to create logical constructions that evenly disperse weight and won't crack under pressure. This means properly spacing out each support beam and gently pitching inclines over gaps. Players that throw together materials haphazardly will have little success in the game, as sloppy constructions are likely to collapse the instant they are tested.

Self-Awareness:

Understanding and articulating our own thoughts and feelings.

In Cargo Bridge, players will inevitably make mistakes and build bridges that collapse. When this happens, they must reflect back on their previous attempt to understand what might have gone wrong, and how they might change their thought processes to build a better bridge on their next attempt. If players are not able to learn from their mistakes and estimate the outcome of their construction, they will find themselves having to completely scrap their design and start over.

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