Learning Art on a Mobile Game called Artistico

Parents are constantly in search for decent educational mobile games or apps to download on their iPad, iPhone, or Android so that their children can play game and learn something at the same time.  I recently ran into an iPad game called Artistico that provides cultural learning by bringing together different historical art works from countries around the world.  Basically, the game displays a famous art work from various historical periods, and then breaks each art work into pieces where the player must match ten random pieces that are moving in a queue by dragging them to their correct locations.  And by the way, the player is playing the game against the clock to score high points.  The best part about this game is not the game you play to earn a high score.  After completing each game, the player has an option to learn about the painting and the painter by clicking on the icons.  Continue reading