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Scholastic Releases Word Girl and I Spy (Riddle Race) Games for Windows Phones

Scholastic is now supporting Windows Phones with their release of Word Girl and I Spy Riddle Race into the Marketplace, each for $.99 (no trial).

Let’s go to Word Girl for starters:

Behind Every Great Hero is a Good Word.

Villains have taken over the city and only WordGirl’s vocabulary prowess and superhero strength can save the day from certain doom! WordGirl knows that crime doesn’t pay, but knowing the right word for the right moment is priceless.

Complete each WordGirl story by choosing the right word to defeat the evil villains. Then in a high-flying action game, tilt your Windows® Phone to fly with WordGirl as she collects the word she needs to save the day!



Learn over 100 word definitions and appropriate usage through visual context clues—essential skills for 4-8 year olds.


Join WordGirl for 40 rounds of action-packed, crime-fighting, vocabulary boosting fun! Choose the correct word to solve each WordGirl story. Then, tilt the Windows Phone up or down to make WordGirl fly!


Narrated stories with WordGirl and your favorite characters from the TV show on PBS KIDS GO!sm will engage kids and make learning fun.

And now let’s get to I Spy Riddle Race:

The overwhelmingly popular, search and find game makes a splash on the Windows® Phone!

I SPY Riddle Race combines the signature hidden object play of I SPY with the fun appeal of board games and fast-paced challenges. Based on the best-selling books from Jean Marzollo and Walter Wick, I SPY Riddle Race boasts 60 I SPY puzzles, two play modes and numerous bonus challenges!

Great for kids and casual gamers!

FEATURES TWO WAYS TO PLAY Solve riddles at your own pace in Practice Mode without the stress or pressure of the clock. This mode is great for younger players, allowing them to solve riddles one after another. Or, select Riddle Race Mode to enter a game board with three riddle areas, a bonus round and added challenges. Race against the clock while solving riddles to earn as many points as you can!

60 I SPY RIDDLES Search and find hundreds of objects in 60 I SPY riddles. To solve the riddles, look for the objects listed in the I SPY riddle.

GAME BOARDS 20 game boards—each featuring three unique I SPY riddles! Solve all three riddles before time runs out to advance to the bonus round.

BONUS CHALLENGES Test your memory in the bonus round that challenges players to find objects across a set of riddles. Find as many objects before time runs out to rack up points!

ZOOM FUNCTION Zoom functionality allows for up to 300% magnification to help find the most cleverly hidden objects!

RIDDLES READ ALOUD Voiceovers read all the I SPY riddles aloud to help younger players just learning how to read.

HIGH SCORES Earn as many points as you can, and then play again and again to see if you can beat it. The game tracks the best 100 scores.

Both apps have a disclosure about privacy too:

This app does not collect any personally identifiable information. User names allow users to track their scores but are stored locally within the app only. This app includes: *Links ONLY to Scholastic website and/or marketplace apps *No social media sharing *No ads *No activity or location tracking

Great stuff.