Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Detective Charlie, By LOKI - REVIEW

Nature/ Type:          Mystery-solving games for young kids     

Rating:                     ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 

Recommended age: 7 year-old ++   

Who would love this: All aspiring, future Sherlock Holmes/ kids that love deduction games & mystery-solving 

I’m a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie, and all intriguing detective stories that keep me up all night. I LOVE the Escape Room concept, but there are not many games of such genre in the market that target younger kids as audience. I am so happy to receive “Detective Charlie” by LOKI from VR Distribution - we’re loving this refreshing detective experience for kids! 

Why I love ❤️ this game: 

(1) A Game With 6 Light-Hearted Mysteries To Be Solved By Kids 

Detective Charlie is a mystery-solving game with adorable storyline for the right audience. Included in this game are 6 light-hearted, not-too-serious mysteries occurring in Mysterville, waiting to be investigated by Detective Charlie and his young helpers! Each of the 6 “mystery” packs includes an introduction of the case, 8 witness / evidence cards, 8 suspect cards, and a separately sealed brown envelope containing the identity of the culprit. Kids work together to solve the mystery of the missing chocolate bars, nameless parcel, slippery market, and other strange happenings in town. Kids throw a dice, “interview” witnesses, analyse the clues, eliminate the suspects, and race against the “clock” to identify the culprit. The idea is fresh, original, and allows kids a chance to practice deduction skills to crack a case! 

(2) A Game With Age-Appropriate Clues For The Little Sherlock 

I love that the clues tailor perfectly for the intended audience; you don’t need to put on your adult’s hat to over-analyse them. A witness might provide an alibi for another suspect, or produce an incomplete clue such as a torn piece of card or a photograph. Some of the clues are straightforward, some need to be paired together to form a conclusion. Once you have done solving the 6 cases, you can donate the game away to the next lucky little Sherlock, or revisit the mysteries again after a lapse of time. 

(3) Game With Outstanding Components & Visual Presentation 

I am impressed with the presentation of the game; I love that the box has slots that can hold 8 suspect cards vertically around it; I love the adorable detective notebook, the cute artworks with animal characters, the smart-looking cat detective, the insert that hold the components neatly in place in the box. This game is for all aspiring, future Sherlock Holmes! 

# gifted in exchange for review 

Where to buy this:

https://www.gamesworld.com.au/product/detective-charlie/ (Australia) 

https://gamesempire.com.au/products/detectivecharlie (Australia) 

Enjoy the video! 

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