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BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Think outside the box with this charming, fun puzzler.

Game Nintendo Switch 2019
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Sometimes the best way to think outside the box is to think like a box, which is the idea behind Nintendo’s fun puzzle franchise. Now the series has made its debut on Nintendo Switch with BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!, much to the delight of puzzle game fans. The game's easy to pick up and play, but extremely hard to put down. It’s a fun and addictive puzzler that challenges a player's strategic thinking and their creativity. There’s never just one solution to get from Point A to Point B, which not only gives a sense of accomplishment for beating a stage, but encourages players to go back, rethink their solutions, and try to top their previous best performance in new and inventive ways.

One of the new features in BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! is “A Tale for Two,” a game mode with puzzles designed to be solved with teamwork. While the mode can be played by a single player just fine, switching back and forth between Qbby and Qucy as needed, it really shines when giving a controller to a friend to play together in local co-op mode. Having two players work together, brainstorming solutions, supporting each other’s ideas, etc., is a blast. Working as a team, as opposed to competing with one another, feels like a perfect fit here, bringing together gamers of all skill levels and ages. And sharing that feeling of accomplishment when a well thought out plan (or even just dumb luck) gets players through a tough obstacle together is more than enough encouragement to stick together for “just one more round.”

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