Professor Layton and the Curious Village

Game review by Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Solve brainteasers to get clues to crack mystery.

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 15 reviews

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age 8+

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age 2+


One of the best video games available, Professor Layton and the Curious Village is a smart, yet action-packed, adventure.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
  • Subjects: Language & Reading: reading, reading comprehension, Math: algebra, estimation, patterns, probability, sequences
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: logic, problem solving, solving puzzles, Creativity: brainstorming, developing novel solutions
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: February 10, 2008
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: E for Mild Violence
  • Last updated: May 13, 2021

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