Shipwreck Games for Kids

Updated April 17, 2017

From "Robinson Crusoe" to "Cast Away," there's just something about a good shipwreck story. Though the storyline is always the same---a vessel crashes, you survive and must learn how to thrive on an uninhabited island---stories from this genre are always interesting and captivating. If you've ever wished you were shipwrecked or wondered what it was actually like while reading a shipwreck story or watching a movie on the topic, you can "get in the game" by playing a game about the subject.

Shipwreck Detective

Feeling like Nancy Drew? Then, Shipwreck Detective is the perfect game for you. Shipwreck Detective challenges your thinking and detective skills. You will take on the persona of professional diver Duncan Cameron as you go on a quest to find sunken ships with treasure. You will not only have fun finding wrecked ships underwater, but you will also learn a lot of trivia about places such as Africa, Russia and Europe.

Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked

Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked is a game about dealing with the aftermath of a shipwreck and learning to survive. In this game, you will take on the role of Aidan Sanders, a 16-year-old who washes up on an island after escaping from a sinking cruise ship. You will have to hunt for food on the island and for tools such as knives and sticks that you can use to survive. Surviving on an island is not easy, which is why this game is challenging and enjoyable at the same time. According to Game Spot, this game also contains a variety of enjoyable mini-games.

The Sims 2: Castaway

Available for all the major gaming consoles, The Sims 2: Castaway brings the flexibility and customisation of the original Sims games to a shipwreck storyline. In this game, your avatar, plus up to six other customisable Sim companions, end up adrift after a pleasure cruise gone awry. Eventually, your avatar makes it to safety on a nearby island. Through a series of tasks and goals, you learn skills to help you survive on the island, you find your companions, and you can find your way home if you complete the game.

Shipwreck Pool Dive Game

You will enjoy the challenge of playing the Shipwreck Pool Dive Game. It is an adventurous and exciting treasure hunt that can take place in your very own backyard, and the perfect game for summer activities and swimming parties. It consists of an 18-inch ship that contains jewellery, a skull and a shark. The ship will break in half after being thrown in a swimming pool, and the main challenge is to dive in and get as many items as you can.

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