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Cardboard Castle

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Diorama-like adventure with a very high challenge factor.

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CARDBOARD CASTLE has a wonderfully unique look and a cool sense of humor. Its puzzles can be incredibly tricky to solve, though, so it should only be attempted by players who love brainteasers. To solve a level, you need not only to figure out how to eliminate each obstacle, but also in which order to do so. Several obstacles can be taken care of in more than one manner, but if you use your cup of water to soak and melt an enemy knight, you may later realize you needed to save that water to douse a fire. Sometimes you need to destroy an obstacle in a certain way -- burning a tree will get rid of it, but cutting it up will turn it into a plank of wood, which can then be used to bridge a chasm. There are lots of neat tricks to be found, such as the way tapping an owl will make it nighttime and tapping a rooster will bring up the sun -- each of which can be useful for solving puzzles. If you're up to the challenge, Cardboard Castle offers some great mental exercise.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Release date: February 3, 2011
  • Category: Puzzle Games
  • Publisher: Bulkypix
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.2 or later
  • Last updated: August 22, 2016

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