Parents' Guide to

American Girl Kit: A Tree House of My Own

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Mostly about arcade games, not American Girl Kit.

Game Windows 2008
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Since these casual games each offer 20 levels of gameplay, after you have earned the tools by completing the first level, you can earn decorations for the tree house if you keep working your way through the levels. Our testers didn't consider this much motivation to keep playing, and only kept playing those games that they were interested in. The falling-laundry game wasn't much fun, but the shoot-the-balloons game rocked. And you have to like word scrambles to keep working through that game.

Wrapping a Kit Kittredge storyline around this series of casual games doesn't work very well because the game doesn't focus on Kit's story. She is a plucky heroine who rises above her difficult circumstances of facing financial ruin when her father loses his job during the Great Depression. Basing a Kit game around playing arcade games just doesn't feel right. It trivializes Kit's powerful story and character and seems like a poor use of a great license.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release date: June 30, 2008
  • Genre: Girl
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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