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Rolling Through American History


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This program is an ingenious way to review and learn American history trivia. The object during this competitive game between two or more players is to correctly answer the trivia questions. If you miss the question, you'll lose a marble. The player who is the last to lose all his marbles is the winner.

The program is easy to install if you have a newer computer. Originally, I tried to install it on my old Compaq 333 megahertz computer. It did not run at all and kept freezing up the computer. Installing it on a new computer solved the problem. The first screen has a desk with the drawers labeled. To play the game, you need to add players. Click on "Players" and type the first and last names. The "Options" drawer allows you to adjust the sound and choose the date range for the game. Then go to the "Game" screen and choose your players. When the game starts, a teacher with a British accent appears. She calls you by name, and asks the question. Your question also appears in text on the screen. Choose the correct date and keep your marbles. Pick the wrong one, and your marble rolls away. In addition, on the bottom of the screen, historical events and their dates scroll by.

This is a fun game for ages 12 through adult to test knowledge of American history dates.



-- Product Review by: Dawn King, Product Reviewer, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine


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