By Big Fish Games

Reviewed for Fourth Grade, 2013

Drawn: The Painted Tower HD

Enter the haunting, mysterious world of Drawn: The Painted Tower HD with this awesomely addictive app. Boasting gorgeous graphics and over 70 stunning screens, Drawn is the perfect gift for kids who love puzzles, treasure hunts and magic. In order to save Iris, a magical artist who’s been kidnapped, players must tackle puzzles, solve brainteasers and search for hidden clues in the mystical tower that players become immersed in. Part interactive book, part epic saga and part puzzle challenge, this detailed dream world draws in players in with videogame appeal, but with the added bonus of sharpening critical thinking and spatial skills. (Big Fish Games, $4.99)