Most of us know that George Washington was the first president and Al Gore was never one, but there are a whole lot of years in the middle there that are not my strong suit. That’s why I love a new app that helps my kids and me brush up on our U.S. history in an entertaining¬†way.

Oh, and it involves knocking a bunch of aliens around–which has nothing to do with U.S. history, but is oh so much fun.

Presidents vs. Aliens is essentially a¬†multiple¬†choice game¬†about all things presidential: Nicknames, Facts, Who Preceded Whom. In other words: Whoa, it’s been a long time since I studied U.S. History.

Thank goodness some of the questions get repeated so I get a second shot at getting it right.

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When¬†I do get a question correct,¬†I can then fling the president’s head at a bunch of alien images with the goal of knocking the aliens out of the picture. Clear the screen of aliens and¬†I’ll win a president. Created by the same developer of Stack the States, you may¬†recognize some of the sound effects and general set up of the game, but you don’t need to play one to understand the other.

This is not a game for young kids who may get frustrated by the difficulty of questions, but if you have a smart school-aged kid, I bet they’ll do just fine. Win enough presidents and you’ll even unlock more games. I’d tell you what those are like, but I haven’t won enough games. Looks like it’s time for someone to do a little studying. –Christina

Download Presidents vs. Aliens for both iPhone and iPad. And see our review of Stack the States.

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