Parents' Guide to

Pettson's Inventions 2

By Stacy Zeiger, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Fresh, building-focused round of invention puzzles delights.

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As with its predecessor, Pettson's Inventions 2 has kids design inventions to help them complete a variety of unique challenges. Although the first version features lots of zany creatures, scenarios, and building materials, this second version tones down the craziness a little. In many ways, this makes it a better app because it allows kids to truly focus on problem-solving and using logic to complete the challenges instead of being distracted by the crazy elements. Instead of connecting gears, adding weights, and letting monsters loose, in this version kids focus on building inventions for the sake of building them and connecting materials, such as pipes, to help complete tasks. Each complete task earns kids a gold star and helps unlock new, more difficult tasks.

Although the game still offers only one correct way to complete each task, it focuses less on creativity and more on logic. This makes kids feel more like they're solving a complex puzzle than building a goofy invention, but it still offers enough fun to keep kids moving through the mental challenges.

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