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Blue Orange Doodle Quest Game

Mindprint Rating


^21st Century Skills Elementary School Game


Fine Motor Skills Working Memory Abstract Reasoning Visual Motor Speed Spatial Perception

Mindprint Expert Review


  • A unique drawing game that challenges visual-spatial skills and helps kids learn to follow simple multi-step directions.
  • The leveled options make it easier to find a challenge that is appropriate and motivating for differing abilities.
  • There is no timer and the option to erase as needed which encourages students to take their time to understand the quest and be accurate. However, if some players take too long, adults might want to consider adding a time limit.


  • Adults might need to support students with weaker motor or spatial skills by starting with easier challenges and coaching them on verbal remediation strategies.
  • For younger students or those with weaker working memory or comprehension skills, adults might need to help/repeat the one-sentence instructions at the bottom of the quest card.
  • With only 36 challenges, the game might have limited repeat play.

Mindprint Expert Review

Doodle Quest is a unique drawing game that will help students develop visual-spatial skills and can be fun to play alone or as a multi-player game. Students will enjoy using dry erase markers and transparencies along with the brightly colored aquatic-themed pictures. A game calls for six quests, though players can do as few or as many of the 36 quests as they choose. Play begins by flipping over a quest card and reading the one-sentence instructions which involve drawing to scale based on the picture on the quest card. For example, players might need to draw a line from one side of the card to the other without touching any fish in the way. Players have as much time as needed to draw on their transparencies while looking at the quest card. When all players finish, players take turns placing their transparent doodle sheets on top of the quest card and score or lose points based on how well their drawings matched the cards. There are 36 quests that are leveled so players or groups of players can choose based on their age and ability. If there is a mix of beginner and advanced players, two challenge levels can be played simultaneously. Doodle Quest is a fantastic multi-player game or single player activity to practice spatial and visual skills. And for students with weaknesses in these skills, the game can be used with supporting strategies with the help of an adult.

Academic Benefits

Improves academic skills

  • Provides sufficient and varied types of practice problems to maximize understanding and generalization of the targeted skill/concept
  • Manufacturer claims alignment with Common Core/Known Standards
  • Presents educational concepts accurately
  • Explains answers so students can learn from mistakes
  • Better for teaching the skill to new or struggling learners
  • Better for practicing or refreshing the skill
  • Skills are practiced through authentic, meaningful problems (not just rote practice)


Engaging for the Mindprint recommended age range

  • Appropriate for a broad age range to use and enjoy
  • Visually appealing to children in the target age range
  • Adults would enjoy playing with a child
  • For electronic games, gives positive or encouraging feedback
  • Offers ongoing, progressive challenge
  • Overall - Enjoyable. Given the option, students would choose this option

Easy to Use

Understandable for children in the Mindprint recommended age range

  • Provides teaching guidance for adults to support the child and set appropriate goals
  • Student should be able to use independently after first use
  • Student graduates to the next level or topic only after meeting a benchmark
  • Can effectively understand and monitor student's progress (email report or in product)
  • Does not require excessive set-up time after first time use
  • Can be fun as a single player game
  • Multi-player game which fosters collaboration or cooperation
  • Well-made for the cost
  • For electronic games, can play without sound
  • For electronic games, allows user to save work
  • For electronic games, voice/sounds are appealing and pronounces words properly
  • Provides options to play in languages other than English/Good for ELL
  • Presents information in multiple formats (voice over, pictures and text, etc.)
  • Overall - Easy to use

Cognitive Concerns

May not be advisable for students with the following cognitive needs

  • Fine Motor Skills
    • Requires challenging finger movements, motor precision or physical manipulation
  • Organization
    • Includes long written questions or text that students must be able to read on their own
  • Reading Basics
    • Includes long written questions or text that students must be able to read on their own
  • Visual Motor Speed
    • Requires challenging finger movements, motor precision or physical manipulation
  • Working Memory
    • Requires scanning in multiple places for words, objects or numbers
    • Includes long written questions or text that students must be able to read on their own

Manufacturer Description

Dive below the deep blue sea where there's fish to gobble, treasure to discover and divers to save! You will complete each quest with the power of your pen, drawing your way through underwater scenes on the quest cards. But it's not that easy! Players draw on separate transparent sheets and must trust their eyes in order to meet targets and avoid obstacles. This unique drawing game includes 36 illustrations and two levels to master. The bait of the challenge hooks kids for hours of fun!