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Osmo Detective is basically the blend of “Where’s Wally (Waldo)?” And “Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?”. It’s another great game by the team at Osmo.
My daughter of six years got it for her Christmas present 🎄🎁 .
She absolutely loves it so far! Navigation is similar to all the other products allowing kids to basically jump right in. The game moves you around the world helping kids learn about the continents, countries and major cities. Happy to see Sydney, Australia 🇦🇺 represented!!
Worthy successor to the former games. Osmo once again manages to produce an attractive, high quality, interactive game. And importantly, one that is very different from the other Osmo games or any other Ipad game.
The game is again presented in a bright coloured premium format. The packaging contains a sturdy cardboard ‘travel’ sleeve that includes the various thick cardboard city maps (8 towns /cities in total) and a plastic magnifying glass with a long handle. To start to play you will a.) need to get the separately available Osmo stand and lens cover. b.) install the Detective app, available from the common app store. The game is quite fun to play and an decent challenge even for somewhat older children. So its good for our son aged 6 however despite the 9-12 age advise our 9-year old daughter was more easily bored with this game after the initial surprise. I quite like that cities like Paris and its landmarks are included, that we have visited as a family. Even more interesting is New York that our son will visit soon with us. Within these varies city/town maps the player essentially has to find items and characters and indicate them with the magnifying glass.
Our children have an Ipad ban. They can use their pads on our trips abroad in the car or in the plane. And occasionally at home for streaming purposes or to play some meaningful games (I love my video games!), But we want to avoid the mindless Youtube browsing or endless repetitive forgettable games. Osmo is of an entirely different capacity. They can play that as often as they wish which they often do intensively for several days in a row. So as parents we are obviously big fan of these, quite expensive but high quality games. This one is also recommended.
Purchased for my 5 and 9 year old. My 9 year old thought it was too easy and repetitive and sadly only played with it once. Think it is more suited to my 5 year old and like how all maps store in it's own.little box.
We have nearly all the other Osmo games and being a detective fan I was hopeful that this game would be as good as the others. My son is 6 and he absolutely LOVED this game! It's beautifully packaged and high quality design. I love the retro suitcase style box that holds the different maps. Its basically like an interactive Where's Wally! Use the magnifying glass to find the things on the screen but with a back story for each case making the child feel like a proper detective! Our favourite Osmo game so far!
This is such a fun game . Very interactive and plays to your level set . Has help options and age levels can be changed when ever. Easy to use and simple enough for my child to play independently. Fantastic game fun for most ages , I’ve enjoyed it to