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



Combines two things kids love: a good mystery & Scooby-Doo.

What parents need to know

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

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.

Not applicable
Not applicable

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.

Parents say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

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.

Families can talk about...

  • Which character was your favorite and why?

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

Game details

Available online?Not available online
Developer:The Learning Company
Release date:March 25, 2004
ESRB rating:E

This review of Scooby-Doo! Case File #2: The Scary Stone Dragon was written by

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are conducted by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.


Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.

Find out more

Learning ratings

  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

Find out more

About our buy links

When you use our links to make a purchase, Common Sense Media earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes. As a nonprofit organization, these funds help us continue providing independent, ad-free services for educators, families, and kids while the price you pay remains the same. Thank you for your support.
Read more

See more about how we rate and review.

About Our Rating System

The age displayed for each title is the minimum one for which it's developmentally appropriate. We recently updated all of our reviews to show only this age, rather than the multi-color "slider." Get more information about our ratings.

Great handpicked alternatives

What parents and kids say

See all user reviews

Share your thoughts with other parents and kids Write a user review

A safe community is important to us. Please observe our guidelines

Teen, 13 years old Written byDisneyFan213 August 30, 2010
What other families should know
Too much violence
Great messages
Adult Written byywf April 9, 2008


Did our review help you make an informed decision about this product?

Star Wars Guide