Parents' Guide to

A Good Snowman Is Hard to Build

By David Wolinsky, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Challenging, fun puzzler also becomes repetitive.

Game Linux, Mac, Windows 2015
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A Good Snowman is enjoyable to play but only in short bursts. It's not the sort of game you can play in marathon sessions, as eventually your mental capacity for this narrow set of problem solving will wear thinner and thinner. Not that that's a bad thing -- it's just a fact that you can only sustain this single-minded thinking for so long before you need a palate cleanser. Think of this as a great end-of-the-evening game or a just-waking-up game, something to stimulate your mind or help slow it down for 15 minutes here and there. Approach it like you would a Sudoku or crossword puzzle.

If you play past that point, the game will become frustrating in an unsatisfying way, where you will feel you have exhausted every possible avenue of action or tried every combination of moves and just feel stuck in every direction. If you can stay in the groove, though, A Good Snowman is rewarding and a simple joy, something children and adults alike will savor and appreciate.

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