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What’s It Like?
Busy Water is a logical puzzle-solving game where a tricky cat has unplugged Archie the fish’s tank. Through over 100 levels, kids put together pipes, experiment with water in its various states, and use wheels, ropes, rotating planks, and gravity to safely direct Archie to his aquarium. Higher levels unlock only after kids successfully complete previous levels.
Pros: Challenging puzzles and a build mode let kids experiment in a totally different perspective.
Cons: Minimal help to learn the gameplay, and no help for solving difficult puzzles may frustrate some kids.
Bottom line: This challenging yet kid-friendly set of logic puzzles wonderfully allows kids to solve problems and experiment with light science concepts.