Gameschooling With Hacker Cybersecurity

Gameschooling with Hacker Cybersecurity Logic Game by ThinkFun, Gameschool Academy

Gameschooling With Hacker Cybersecurity Logic Game

Age: 10+

Reading: minimal

Players: 1 (can be collaborative)

Play time: 5-20′ per level

Meg’s rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Kid rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Teen rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Gameschooling with HACKER

Logic: ThinkFun specializes in 1-player logic games. Another of our favorite ThinkFun games is Cat Crimes.

Patience: Players will have to practice their patience skills when they get stuck at a puzzle level. I’ve found that sometimes it helps to put the puzzle down and come back to it later, there is no need to finish all of the levels as fast as you can. Unless that’s what you want to do, of course.

Attention & memory: These puzzles look deceptively easy, but players will need to pay attention & remember their prior moves.

How to Play Hacker Cybersecurity Logic Game (the basics)

Coding games are all pretty much the same; move a game token from one spot to another by using clues to decide how it should move. Yes, these coding games teach the base principles of coding but that’s it, they go no further. Hacker Cybersecurity Logic Game differentiates itself by providing three difficulty levels per puzzle: Code it, Hack it, Fix it.

Level 1: Code It
Level 2: Hack the program
Level 3: Fix the security issues

Hacker Cybersecurity Logic Game is designed to not only teach people the basics of coding, it also teaches how to hack your coding to reveal & remedy security issues. Each challenge puzzle (of which there are 40) consists of the above-listed difficulty levels.

In Hacker you play as the Red Agent, fighting cyber criminals. The goal is to hit the Red exit token before you touch the virus and destroy your computer. Oh, and there are data files you have to collect along the way. And did I mention that the game board rotates? And that’s just the Code It (first of three difficulty levels) stage! Yeah, there are some serious puzzles in Hacker!

Level 1 consists of you coding a program (moving your token from one end of the puzzle to another) by reaching the computer safety token. Level 2 finds you trying to break the code, or hack it. In Level 3 you are working as a cybersecurity specialist who is working to repair the hack. 

I found that each level increased in difficulty quite dramatically, especially as you progress through the challenge puzzles. This would be a great game for someone who is looking for a game to advance thinking skills and attention

What Do We Love About Hacker Cybersecurity Logic Game?

•There are a total of 120 challenges to complete. 
•Hacker is a progressively rewarding puzzle game.
•Hacker can be played solo or collaboratively.
•Hacker is challenging for both kids & adults.
•Hacker isn’t like any other coding game you’ve played and will find a happy home on your gameschooling shelf.

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