Scooby-Doo! Case File #2: The Scary Stone Dragon

Game review by
Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media
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Combines two things kids love: a good mystery & Scooby-Doo.

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

Scooby-Doo and his friends are always helpful and use their brains (and a little dumb luck on Scooby's part) to solve the mystery.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Shaggy, Scooby, Thelma, and the gang are good role models for kids. They each have their strengths and work together as a team to solve mysteries.

Ease of Play

With 3 levels of difficulty, this game is easy to play for the intended audiance of kids ages 6 to 10.

Violence & Scariness

Some spooky scenes, but nothing too scary for the intended audience.


What parents need to know

Parents need to know that while some scenes are dark and spooky, they are never too scary for the intended audience. The puzzles are challenging, and different from those found in other games.

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Adult Written byywf April 9, 2008
Teen, 13 years old Written byDisneyFan213 August 30, 2010

What's it about?

SCOOBY-DOO! CASE FILE #2: THE SCARY STONE DRAGON combines two things kids love: a good mystery and Scooby-Doo. Featuring the Great Dane of cartoon fame, this new computer game transports kids to China to solve a mystery involving a stone dragon that appears to have come alive. When Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne, and Fred arrive in China for a vacation, the mysterious appearance of a stone dragon kicks their sleuthing senses into high gear. As they explore the Emperor's Underground Palace and surrounding areas, they meet five suspects and encounter six logic games. By playing the logic games, kids earn clues to solve the mystery. In one such game, children help Scooby aim his slingshot at a brick wall to rotate certain bricks to create an order where the color or shape of a brick matches its neighboring brick. Kids crack this case with the help of a Casebook--a grid that allows kids to determine what they know as they sort out which clues incriminate which suspects.

Is it any good?

This exciting mystery can be played on three levels of difficulty, and the culprit changes each time you play, so it offers lots of replayability. The program also provides two mini-activities, plenty of printables, and clickables that reveal information about Chinese history and customs. Typical Scooby-Doo humor reverberates throughout the game, so expect to hear plenty of giggling.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Which character was your favorite and why?

  • Did you play the game multiple times to see the different endings?

Game details

  • Platforms: Windows
  • Price: $20
  • Available online? Not available online
  • Developer: The Learning Company
  • Release date: March 25, 2004
  • Genre: Educational
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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