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Boo! (2017) 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.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Boo! 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 15 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Puzzle and Sequencing game with Brain Game elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3.

Rated 4+ on the Apple App Store.
This game includes adverts on some platforms that are watched to unlock additional content. Note that these adverts are not covered by the age rating and may include older-rated content.

Skill Level

4+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. 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!

App Store iOS Free
Web Free
Android Store Android Free
This game is free to play, but there are other costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • Advertising: Smartphone or Tablet version of this game includes adverts. This varies in form but watching ads is often incentivised by unlocking additional content and progress in the game. Note that these are not covered by the age rating and may include older-rated content.
 
You can pay on the mobile versions to remove adverts.

You can play for free on the Boo! web page
 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 23/10/2017

Price: Free

Out Now: Android, Web and iOS

Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Puzzle, Sequencing and Brain Game

Accessibility: 25 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Developer: Bart Bonte (@BartBonte)


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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