Parents' Guide to

Mystery Word Town Spelling

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Old West crime-fighting takes kids on a spelling adventure.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Mystery Word Town - Sight Word Spelling is a fun way to construct words, but even more interactivity would keep kids coming back. The details of each scene are gorgeous and beg to be explored, and there are audio bits attached to many items, but the images are static. Pictures on the walls tell witty tales sure to delight and encourage critical thinking. Spelling is the educational focus, but the fun and critical thinking go beyond that. If kids struggle with a word, after two incorrect tries they get a hint, but there are no hints as to where the gold is hidden. Being able to customize words lists opens the game up to even older kids learning more literacy skills, and it puts kids into the game.

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