Rating System

We review transformative games and apps, which include (but are not limited to) games that have any of the following effects or qualities:

  • Spark the love of learning
  • Vividly memorable long after playing them
  • Permanently changes the way you think, act, or feel

These criteria are, of course, subjective. If you feel that we have left out a game that transformed you, we invite you to submit a Game Diary: community testimonials about life-altering game experiences.

Our maximum rating is nine: three stars (low, medium, high) for each of the categories below.

  • Ease of Learning
  • Replayablilty
  • “Delta Value” – Our assessment of the game’s transformative value which considers its ability to spark the love of learning, build character, and teach life skills.