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Boo! Review
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Posted: 3 months ago.

Author: Ben Kendall, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Boo! is a Halloween-themed puzzle game where you decorate pumpkins using cauldrons of coloured paint. The twist is that to create each design, you need to cover up different parts of the pumpkin using an assortment of items. The challenge is to apply the layers of paint in the correct order using the masking of each item to create the target design. It's unique and simple to grasp but takes a great deal of thought and experimentation to achieve each design.

In each level, you are given a pumpkin design to copy, 5 vats of paint and a range of items. By putting on eye patches, masks and hats, you can control which bits of the pumpkin are doused in each paint application, allowing you to create intricate designs.

There are 16 levels on the web browser version, and 21 on the mobile versions, each level being more challenging than the ones before it. You need to carefully think about the best order to do each coat of paint, and decide which items you need to put on your pumpkin each time. Mastering the game will take some time.

It's a novel concept, that results in surprisingly difficult challenges that forces you to think carefully about each and every move you make and rewards patience, persistence and planning.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 5-8 year-olds

Release Date: 23/10/2017

Price: Free

Platforms: Android, Web and iOS

Genres: Brain Game and Puzzle

Accessibility: 25 features

Developer: Bart Bonte (@BartBonte)

Players: 1

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 15 minutes and half an hour to complete.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3.

Rated 4+ on the Apple App Store.

Skill Rating

5-8 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The simple concept is perfect for really young players. As they progress they are actually learning relatively complex concepts of colour, order, masking and shape.

CostsCosts

Boo!

Web Free
App Store iOS Free
Android Store Android Free
 
This game is free to play. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. You can pay on the mobile versions to remove adverts.

You can play for free on the Boo! web page.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Boo! Accessibility Report documents 25 accessibility features:
While you can't undo any moves, by dousing the whole pumpkin in a layer of paint, you can effectively restart. As all in-game events occur because of your actions and choices, there isn't any time pressure of any sort.

You need to be able to tell the colours of paints apart, (light blue, orange, white, dark grey, and yellow), which is important to note for colourblind players.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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