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Thursday, September 26, 2013

History Hero App Review and Giveaway


It is no secret that I love adventure.  Being a true wanderlust I feel that it is interred in my bones.  I love a great mystery and I adore learning about the past.  History is a passion of mine and I find it very enthralling.  To stand in a spot once known to have been occupied by someone famous--ahhh excitement!

Recently I was introduced to a new iPhone app (also available on Android)
called History Hero.  History Hero makes sightseeing and history FUN for children and parents alike.  History Hero is the first app to use an interactive video game to teach history to children and teenagers as they tour some of the world’s top historical treasures.  History Hero missions are designed for three age groups – ages 4- 7 (with an adult), 8-12 and teenage/adult. 

Players choose a hero -- like Hunter Relik and Dane Jerr -- and embark on a mission to save history, defeat the Erasers and earn points by:

•Following clues to find the most important artifacts at the site;
•Answering interesting questions about the artifacts;
•Taking photos of the artifacts to preserve them for history;
•Learning age-appropriate, interesting facts about the artifacts which are recorded on a “secure hard drive” for preservation;
•Unlocking awesome celebrations by the History Heroes; and
•Winning the coveted History Hero Medal of Honor.

History Hero missions are available at sites in:


•Washington, DC
•New York
•London
•Paris
•Rome
•Chicago
•Minneapolis

Since I do not live in any of those major cities and I would have been limited by what I could do within the app (I can't wait to make it back to Chicago so I can use this app to its fullest), I asked my friend Jen Life with Levi to check it out for me and let me know her thoughts.  Jen lives in Minneapolis and she was pretty excited when I told her about the app.  Her son is only 3 so he is a little young to be totally involved with the app but she said that she thought it would be a fun date night activity too (I couldn't agree more).  

Here is what History Hero looks like when you arrive at a supported destination:




Jen had this to say about History Hero: "It's a cool way to make a visit to the art museum more interesting. The Minneapolis Art Institute was the only location available for Minnesota. I've been there plenty of times on my own and for college classes, so I know the galleries pretty well. The app made it into a little adventure and mixed in trivia questions to keep it fun. 

I liked that there are different levels depending on your age, and that you can continue to unlock features. I'm interested to see how it handles things like rotating art pieces or gallery features, since the directions are pretty specific, including things like "look to your right immediately after walking through the doorway." 

Overall, it was fun, and I'd definitely use it to mix things up on a visit to the museum."

My thoughts: I think that History Hero is like a new way to "geocache" and find virtual treasures.  There is a level of excitement to this game and it definitely will be an invaluable tool for children who love to see beyond the real-world and delve into a game that will help them learn and explore at the same time!  I think it is well worth the $4.99 price tag.



How would you like to win a super prize pack!!  One lucky winner will win a $50 Amex Gift Card and another one will win a $10 iTunes gift card!  I love giving fun prizes away!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

**I was compensated for this review.  All opinions are 100% my own and I was not required to write a positive review**












51 comments:

Harmony Burmeister said...

Philadelphia would be my pick

Janet W. said...

I'd love to use this in New York City!

freebiequeen15 said...

Rome for sure!

bettycd said...

I would like to use the Phiiadelphia and NY app's. We live inbetween so both are daytrip locations.

ellie said...

I would love to use it in Philadelphia.

Ellen said...

I'd like to use it in Paris!

JC said...

I would like to use it in Minneapolis

Jessica B. said...

Orlando, Florida

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Elena said...

I would like to use it in Jerusalem

jenmalonee said...

I would like to use it in Cleveland, Ohio.

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cpullum said...

New York!!!!!

Barbara Montag said...

I'd use Minneapolis - thank you.

Claudia N said...

I would like Washington D.C.

jenna dillon said...

I would like to use the History Hero App in Paris!

Anne said...

I'd be curious to see the London version. British history is so interesting, it would be a fun way to learn more about it.

mail4rosey said...

Definitely Rome.

Mami2jcn said...

I'd like to use it in Washington D.C.

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alisa said...

paris! i have yet to go there!

Tabathia said...

in rome

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Nataly Carbonell said...

Paris!

Tammigirl said...

Paris Paris Paris Paris Paris! And also? Paris! I would love to use it in Paris!

But I'm sure all of the cities would be fun. :)

Kari Crum said...

Washington D.C. is the city I would like to use. I've never been there but have always wanted to go. Would love to learn more about it.

Lisa Brown said...

i would like to use the app in Italy

AStarrA said...

I don't live in any of the cities either but I'll say Rome.

Tracy R said...

I would love to use it in Paris.

Jessica To said...

I would use it in Washington DC.

akronugurl said...

canton ohio

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jakiesmom said...

Philadelphia
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ellen b said...

new york

Terra H. said...

I'd like to use it in Chicago. Thanks.
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Heather Hayes Panjon said...

New York City Is My Choose!

Jennifer T. said...

I'd like to use it in Chicago.

CindyWindy2003 said...

i would use it in washington DC, lots of musuems there, thanks!

MANDY83 said...

New York City

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Thomas Murphy said...

I would like to use the app in New York.

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Helena Lemon said...

The first city that came to mind was Philadelphia, but I didn't see that one on your review so I'd pick Chicaago! Thanks for the giveaway!

Laura J said...

Oh I would love to use it in Minneapolis!!!

Shemp DeYoung said...

I'd like to take it to Austin

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

Rome. I would love to go to Rome!
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Christian said...

Washington D.C. would be a good city to use the app

moushka said...

Rome would be fun!

1955nurse said...

Chicago, my Grandson would love it the next time we visit his Great-Grandpa! Thanks for the chance....

Courtney B said...

phx az

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Tj and Amy said...

I would love to use it in New york. amypugmire@live.com

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I would like to use it in London

Neiddy Ruiz said...

I would like to use it in New York
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shaunie said...

would love to use this in New York

Carey Plowman said...

Prague for sure

Evelyn D. said...

I would love to use it in Washington, DC

Francine said...

I would go to rome

♥Heather♥ said...

I would like to use it in St. Louis!