Wednesday, September 4, 2013

History Hero App Review w/ $50 American Express GC #Giveaway!!

Alrighty friends, here is the giveaway I told you about the other day. I am sure you all will enjoy it:) But first, let me tell you about the really neat app I found called History Hero. I wasn't too sure how I would like it or if the kids would enjoy it, but boy was I wrong! Read a little about it and then see how I liked it before you enter the giveaway at the bottom.


The World Needs a Hero

The history of the world is at risk. The International Committee on Extraterrestrial Threats is reporting that the Erasers are closing in on museums, churches and other historical sites. Time is running out. If we don’t secure critical data about our most important historical artifacts, our history will be gone. Forever.
The answer to this global crisis is History Hero – the first interactive video game to guide you through the world’s most important museums, churches, and historical sites. One simple download will transform a family sightseeing outing into a world-saving, alien-battling, history-learning adventure.
Developed in consultation with top U.S. educators, History Hero brings history to life in a way that guidebooks and audio tours cannot. There are History Hero missions designed for kids as young as 4-7 all the way up to teenagers and adults.



How many of you take field trips to museums with your children? And how many times do you end up having to rush because the kids think it is "BORING"? Well, I think that History Hero will totally take care of that problem for you from now on. This app is something I was really impressed with and I am sure you will be too after hearing about it. You can pick different cities including Chicago, New York, Washington DC, and even overseas places such as London, Paris or Rome.


And from what I hear, they will be adding more attractions and more cities as they go along. I chose Chicago, IL for my review. We often go there for vacation and have even visited the Field Museum. Now, just a heads up, because I was not able to use this in Chicago, I did not get a full review. But thankfully, because we have visited the field museum before, I was able to answer most of the questions:)

Here is how it works. This downloads to your iPad or iPod from the Apple store or iTunes. And it is basically an interactive video game! The Erasers are coming to take over the world and you have to stop them. And how exactly do you do that? By saving our history!! You get to choose from several characters and I chose Ally N. Blast.

This is all setup as a mission with file folders and an oath to follow, etc. Then after you take the oath(basically your rules of not touching, no running, and other things children seem to think are okay), you get your mission. Follow the directions and get to your first relic. They have to answer questions to make sure they aren't faking it, and then get points for each question they answer right. And from there, it gains in momentum!



Okay, the main reason I like this app is getting the children involved. It is like a game and it is fun! I enjoyed going through it and because I had been to the Field Museum before I was able to answer all the questions except one. It really is a great way to get the children excited about going to a "boring history place" as I have so often heard it called. There are also different age levels and younger kids can receive help from the adults if they need it but I don't think they will need it. Nice graphics, a mission to make it fun and good questions to keep it interesting all combine to make a wonderful trip around the museum. I will definitely be using this on our next trip to the Field Museum!!



Readers, I have a really sweet giveaway for you all. I was sent a $10 iTunes gift card so one of my readers can try out the History Hero app for themselves. But I also received a $50 American Express gift card to giveaway as well! Just to make sure things are clear, one winner will receive both items. The iTunes is an ecard while the American Express is a physical card, I will be mailing this to the winner.

This giveaway will end 9/17. Winner will be chosen through Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.
a Rafflecopter giveaway




**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

62 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

I learned about some of the locations. In Rome there's the Vatican, Colosseum, Pantheon, Roman Forum and St. Peter’s Basilica



Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

Mami2jcn said...

They should do Barcelona, Spain next.

Robyn-coolestmommy R said...

I am impressed by the board of directors.
Our game development process is UNIQUE because we develop our gamez in close consultation with some of the nation's best teachers. In fact, our entire Board of Advisors is made up of TOP TIER EDUCATORS.

Gala said...

I'm impressed with this game. There are History Hero missions designed for kids as young as 4-7 all the way up to teenagers and adults.
WOuld be great for our whole family to play

Gina Wildorchid said...

I learned that the missions for older players have more artifacts to rescue and offer more educational content about each artifact.

Entered the rafflecopter as "Wild orchid"

Thanks for the chance to win!
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rachel said...

I learned they were featured in the New York Times' travel blog.

JC said...

I learned that History Hero brings history to life in a way that guidebooks and audio tours cannot.

EliB123 said...

Erasers are targeting historical places

MANDY83 said...

I learned from their site that St. Peter’s Basilica is in Rome.

Name on rafflecopter: Amanda Sakovitz

Thomas Murphy said...

I learned the Colosseum is The oldest sports arena in the world.

rounder9834 @yahoo.com

Elena said...

I learned about some attractions of Paris: Notre Dame, Louvre, Sacre Coeur, Versailles and Fontainebleau

Elena said...

I think next city should be Jerusalem, Israel

ape2016 said...

I learned that they currently offer 28 locations.

april yedinak

Alyshia said...

This looks like an awesome game ,I learned this would made by more Gamez and some of the creators are awarded with teaching excellence awards.

Alyshia said...

I think they should go to Sydney Australia.

Nataly Carbonell said...

I learned that they were featured in many magazines and websites like New York Times

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DEBIJOT said...

I like that you can travel to 28 different locations.

Hope said...

I learned that there are missions for children as young as 4!

Hope said...

I think Gettysburg and Richmond would be fun cities to add to their list of missions.

Sandy VanHoey said...

I learned their entire Board of Advisors is made up of TOP TIER EDUCATORS.

Lisa Brown said...

I learned: There are History Hero missions designed for kids as young as 4-7 all the way up to teenagers and adults.

Lisa Brown said...

Rome, Italy

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scottsgal said...

great for all ages up to adults

scottsgal said...

they should do greece

stefanie gladden said...

I learned
St. Peter's Basilica
One of the largest and most important churches in the world!

stephanie ann

Tabathia said...

I learned that History Hero is the first app to use an interactive video game to teach history to children and teenagers
as they tour the world’s top historical sites

Erin S said...

Love that it goes to 28 different locations, all of historical significance! Awesome!

Sara Zielinski iride4899@yahoo.com said...

I like that it goes to 28 different locations

Sara Zielinski iride4899@yahoo.com said...

I would like to see them do Greece

Melanie Montgomery said...

Chicago is one of the places that the erasers of targeted.

Anonymous said...

It leads you through Important Museum's and Historical Sites.
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Anonymous said...

I found out their "Board of Advisors is made up of TOP TIER EDUCATORS"! I would LOVE to win!

Anonymous said...

I think it would be really neat to have one for San Antonio Texas (for the Alamo!).
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jenna dillon said...

I love that it guides you through historical locations and that it's for many different age groups.

AnnaZed said...

Looks like a great involving game app for curious kids. I learned that during a game the user will "travel' to over 28 famous and important locations all over the world and alearn about them during play.

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AnnaZed said...

They should go to New Orleans!
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{in the contest I am Margot Core on the Rafflecopter}

Tracy R said...

I learned that you can see pictures of these great historical monuments. It's a really great way to learn about them.

Susan C said...

You can travel to 28 different destinations.

Jessica said...

I learned that it was designed with activities for ages 4-adult. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

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Jessica said...

The next city should be one in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, because it is so beautiful here and there is a ton of history!

Anonymous said...

I learned they are patent pending and have over 28 locations to travel to! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Laura J said...

Oh I loved the different occupations of the nine History Heroes! From Astronaut, Police, fire fighter, soldier, scientist...even photographer! Very neat! I think our family would love playing it!

michelle r said...

I like how you travel all over including the smithsonian castle

kolpin said...

the sites in paris include:

rafflecopter: daniel

CatOLuck said...

I learned that you can "Travel to over 28 locations!".

DEBIJOT said...

I think they should do Charleston, SC

Stephanie Jones said...

You can travel to 28 different destinations

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Pam Oleary said...

I learned that the Board of Advisors is made up of exclusively of EDUCATORS with substantial experience teaching children and teenagers from kindergarten through high school. In fact, every word of our educational content is reviewed and approved by teachers to ensure that it is ENGAGING and AGE APPROPRIATE from a learning perspective. I think that is wonderful, it speak directly to the kids.

Pam Oleary said...

I think they should do Philadelphia next - there is so much history there.

Gala said...

They should go to Moscow

shelly said...

I learned that you can travel to Washington DC: Mall and Monuments, National Air & Space Museum, National Gallery of Art, Museum of American History, National Museum of the American Indian, Museum of Natural History and Smithsonian Castle

Stephen Alexander said...

The oldest sports arena is in rome

The Preacher said...

So the Vatican is in Rome

Kristie said...

I like that you can download it from the Google Play store too. In August it was mentioned in the NY Times. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Kristie said...

I vote for Berlin (Germany). kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Jenny S. said...

I like that it is available for both IOS and google play. Being from chicago, this seems like it could be a really neat learning tool in a fun package.

MANDY83 said...

Las Vegas!

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Thomas Murphy said...

I think Boston should be done next.

rounder9834 @yahoo.com

kolpin said...

i'd choose hong kong!

rafflecopter: daniel

L Lyman said...

Your child will learn about the US and Europe.

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