Parents' Guide to

I Spy Fun House

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Solve riddles by scrutinizing hidden pictures.

Game Nintendo DS 2007
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While I Spy Fun House is an entertaining compilation of brain-teasing puzzles for kids 6-10, it's too bad that Scholastic didn't provide voice-over for the puzzles so that they could be accessible to emerging readers. The riddles in the I Spy puzzles can be tricky because several of the words listed have multiple meanings. Kids may be asked to find a bat, but they will not know whether that is the one used during a baseball game or the mammal with wings.

While there are only 18 I Spy puzzles, there are three other games that can be played on more than 100 levels of difficulty and they vary every time you play them. In "Hoop Shot," kids slingshot items from the bottom screen into hoops on the top screen. The goal is to sort the objects into hoops that share characteristics. "Pop 'n' Drop" is a puzzle where you clear a screen of objects by tapping ones that share specific characteristics. In "Listen Up!," you try to mimic a sequence of sounds by tapping the objects that make them. And when you have earned the 10 Fun House tickets you can play Prize Popper, another game of flinging objects from the lower screen into the top screen to match items that go together.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • Release date: August 29, 2007
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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