I think this would be good for maybe K4-8, but it falls into the category of what my adult students (community college) call "Book with Pictures," that it really isn't what they consider a game. I do have to admit that I have a lot of gamers in my class, sometimes 50% of my students play MMORPG simply because they know I am a Graying TechnoRat and love games. (geeks tend to cluster :) )
This falls into the same category as a game that is AZTEC BALL GAME AZTEC BALL GAME. it is basically a "Book with Pictures" and my Introduction to Chicano Studies found it interesting for about FIVE minutes. . . It did work to show with a modern game on youtube YouTube of modern game
So I think these simple "Book with Pictures" games are effective when coupled with lecture, textbook, and some kind of film if using for college. After all I have to understand that I have adults who have strong life experience and much gaming experience in some cases.