Diner Dash

LQ: 8.7


Brain grade: 8.5
Fun score: 8.9

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Game Type: ESRB Rating: Everyone Platform/Console: , , , , , , , , , , , , LWK Recommended Age: 7+ Thinking Skills Used: ,

Shockwave / iTunes / Android







In this game, the player must seat and serve as many customers as possible within the given time limit, with each level having a certain amount of points that must be earned before closing. The player must first seat customers, then take their orders, give the order to the chef, and bring them their meals when ready, finally players must clear the dishes before seating the next customers. A steady stream of customers continually enter the restaurant, requiring the player to act fast. The game features no violence, blood or inappropriate content, but requires some minor reading, so it is recommended to players ages 7 and up.


This game is good for kids that need help with:

Time Management

Being efficient and aware of his use of time and effort.

Players have to act quickly to avoid angering the customers, as angry customers will leave the restaurant, costing the player points. Serving drinks and talking to the waiting customers buys time, but if players fail to serve and clean off tables fast enough, they will lose patronage. Serving food faster makes customers happy, resulting in bigger tips and a better overall score.


Getting started and then maintaining attention and effort to tasks.

The key to doing well in Diner Dash is to stay focused on all aspects of the job, all while paying attention to the happiness of customers. There are numerous things to keep track of while playing, like tables that need to be cleared, orders that need to be taken, and the happiness of the customers represented by a number the number of hearts displayed. If the hearts deplete, customers may become angry and leave without paying. To keep everyone pleased, the player has to entertain waiting customers, take orders, serve food quickly, get bills, clean up, and continually seat more tables, making good good Focus skills key to success in the game.

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