Parents' Guide to

Figure It Out

By Andrea Graham, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Zany, star-studded game show spotlights kids' wacky talents.

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age 4+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+

Great wholesome game show the entire family will enjoy

My son discovered this show purely by chance and now my family watches on a regular basis. Even if your kids/family have no idea who the judges are they will still enjoy this wholesome game show. I also love the fact that the contestants are kids who have actually done something, no matter how wacky. In this age in which self-esteem seems to trump the confidence that comes from hard work and achievement I think this sends a really great message to kids.

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age 2+


Good show it's very entertaining

Is It Any Good?

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Like most game shows in the Nickelodeon family, Figure It Out is off-the-wall zany and iced by the channel's trademark green slime, which douses the celebs at various times during the show. For kids, the only thing better than watching their favorite TV stars in an unrehearsed setting like a game show is seeing them caught unawares by buckets of green goo, so this is sure to be a hit feature. Plus, the fact that the contestants are selected for the strangeness of their talents or traits (a boy with a Big Dipper of freckles on his back, or one who can milk a goat with his feet, for instance) helps with the silly factor, too.

As for the game itself, it's hardly a cerebral workout, but it does encourage players and viewers at home to think outside of the box and imagine scenarios beyond what they're used to. What's more, it's good, clean fun (well, except for the slime), and its basic premise can be replicated at home with family and friends when you host your own screen-free game night. Of course, the show's best quality just might be the fact that it celebrates kids' uniqueness in a very fun way.

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