Alphabet, Math Games For Children
Two educational software games designed to help children understand the alphabet, multiplication, and division have been introduced by Avalon Hill Game Company's Intelligence Quest Software division.
DIVEX, appropriate for ages 8–12, has three levels of multiplication and division to master, and requires a child to use mathematical skills to protect his or her "land" from incorrect answers.
It is available on diskette ($21) for Ataris with at least 32K memory. Cassette editions ($16) for the Commodore 64 and Atari will be available later.
In ABC Caterpillar, the player, controlling a bright green caterpillar, searches for letters of the alphabet as they pass by on the screen. The goal is to find and gobble up the letters in alphabetical order.
For children 3–8 years old, ABC Caterpillar is available for the VIC-20 at a cost of $16. A Commodore 64 edition is planned also.
Intelligence Quest Software
4517 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214