I Spy Fantasy

Game review by
Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media
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Game packs 54 puzzles into three adventures.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that kids who love I Spy books will love this software.

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Kid, 11 years old September 8, 2014

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I loved this game when I was four and five. We had it on the TV set and I loved the castle and the dragon scared me LOL. I have the old version laying around so... Continue reading

What's it about?

As with all I Spy software and books, I SPY FANTASY is about solving visual riddles -- kids look at crowded pictures to find camouflaged surprises. At the bottom of each screen is a rhyming riddle that tells children what to search for in the picture. As children succeed at finding the objects, the riddle words change color to reflect that they've been found.

The game opens to a child's room where clicking on the aquarium leads to an underwater adventure, the sand toys lead to an adventure in a medieval castle, and the rocket ship takes players on an adventure in outer space. Kids find the puzzles by moving their cursor over the landscapes until they find something that animates. Some are set in unusual places, including a dark cave where the cursor becomes a flashlight.

Is it any good?

I Spy Fantasy offers lots of replayability because the three adventures can be worked through on three levels of difficulty.

In solving the 54 puzzles, children expand their vocabularies. The nature of these puzzles encourages cooperative play.

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  • Families can talk about which adventure they enjoyed most. Why was that one your favorite?

Game details

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Price: $20
  • Available online? Not available online
  • Developer: Scholastic
  • Release date: November 14, 2003
  • Genre: Educational
  • ESRB rating: EC

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