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Great Game for The Price

  • Jun 17, 2009
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I downloaded this and had a ton of fun the first time through. It took a few days (since I had work and kids to deal with). My children loved coming into my home office and looking for things hidden in the scenes.
It was a little challenging at first (especially since it you have the option of being timed). But after the first play, it was a breeze (but still fun) the second and third time I went through.
I probably won't play it again but I feel like I got more than my money's worth.

The game starts with the introduction of an odd family with Grandpa looking for lost objects. The main screen is a map of the family house with a number of objects needed in each room. Click on the room and you enter and look at a very jumbled selection of items hidden and obvious.
The most fun was trying to think of all the variations and interpretations any given object could be. In other words, you might be asked to find a dog and it could be a stuffed dog, a dog in a picture, a dog on a sign, the shadow of a dog... You have to really suspend your obvious thinking and keep your mind open.
Each room has the availability of one or more clues to find difficult object.
As the game continues, the objects and quantity of objects gets more difficult. After each complete search level, you get a picture puzzle to assemble. The puzzle reveals a hidden artifact that Grandpa is looking for.
You then have to find that artifact in any one of a number of rooms.
Eventually, you have found everything and you have to find Grandpa's missing gems. Finally, you get to play a "Simon" memory game.
The only drawback is after the memory game, I wished there was some other finale puzzle but the game just ends there.
There are a few bonuses. Many rooms have a "family photo" that becomes a mini game of memory.
It is a great way to pass the time while on hold or just to zone out for a bit.

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The Scruffs need your help to save their beloved family home from being sold! Grandpa Scruff has a solution - a scavenger hunt to recover his valuable artifacts. But in a surprising twist, Grandpa Scruff reveals that he's been hiding something else - a shocking family secret! Help the Scruffs uncover the secret that will change their lives forever by finding lost items and putting together the clues they need! The Scruffs - laugh at their witty family banter and fall in love with their charm!
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Developer: BigWig Media
Console: Windows
Release Date: October 25, 2007

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