I thought the Carmen games easily hit the target age due to content alone which tied right in with a child's level of reading, geography or math. It's why they were used so widely in schools. I don't see anything that has the same kind of research or ability to pull children in these days, that gap in the market seems to be filled with things like angry birds.
Thanks for posting this... and making me feel old.
I have so many fond memories of spring break. Perhaps my favorite was the time I convinced my friends to drive 1500 miles - one way - for pizza. They didn't think it was going to be worth it. It was.))