Gift Giving Guide: This is a great gift for children ages 8 and under who have a Nintendo DS.
I SPY books have been a popular form of entertainment for as long as I can remember. If you have never seen an I SPY product, then let me explain. In the books, you have a very busy photograph with some type of theme and you are given a list of items hidden (and sometimes so well hidden the parents struggle) items. The I SPY Castle video game for the Nintendo DS allows the player to explore a castle while playing riddles and puzzles in order to unlock more rooms in the castle. The players searched for over 400 objects in 36 I SPY riddles.
Review: The game is rated E and is truly appropriate for younger kids since the game actually reads the directions to the children. There is nothing more frustrating to me 6 year old daughter than a Nintendo DS game that involves a lot of reading. The mini games were a lot of fun to her. They were challenging, though not too much so that they were frustrating. My daughter really enjoyed the game. The castle theme was pretty neat and even the background music had a Renaissance feel to it. I would certainly recommend this game as it is fun and educational at the same time.
Buy it here: I SPY Castle retails for $20. It can be purchased from Amazon for $16.99.
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