Parents' Guide to

I Spy Mystery

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Series' visual puzzles wow savvy sleuths.

Game Windows , Mac 2006
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Most of the 56 puzzles found in I Spy Mystery are recycled from earlier CD-ROMs, including I Spy Treasure Hunt (2001), I Spy Spooky Mansion (2004), and others. This can be disappointing to children anticipating all-new content. But since the recycled puzzles are combined with new puzzles to form mysteries that have additional components, even kids who've played the previous titles will find something new to explore here.

Families who are new to this series will find lots to like. The mystery format provides great motivation to solve each I Spy puzzle within a mystery folder. The pictures used as puzzles are intricate and fascinating, and solving them requires thinking and problem-solving skills. Parents might want to play with children under age 6 because some of the riddles are very clever, and finding the objects can be challenging.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Windows , Mac
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • Release date: September 15, 2006
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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