I Spy is an educational game based on the children’s picture book series by Jean Marzollo and Walter Wick. The recommended age group is 5 to 9. Educational topics include Reading and Math Skills, Problem Solving, Logic, Critical Thinking, Vocabulary, Spelling, Rhyming, Visual Memory and Discrimination, Writing, Creativity, and Sorting/Classifying.
There are seven areas in the game, including Code Breaker, Balloon Popper, Oops Hoops!, Nature, Wood Block City, the Chalkboard and a bonus activity for making I Spy riddles.
In Oops Hoops, the player must classify objects in each hoop and beat the clock. In Code Breaker, the player must decipher a secret code with three clues based on objects to reveal a word. In Balloon Popper, the player must find the missing pieces of a Rube Goldberg-like machine in order to pop the balloon by following the clues from each area of the game.
The other three areas are the Chalkboard, Wood Block City and Nature, which the player hunts for objects while reading a riddle. The last area is Make your own I Spy, which the player can create his/her own I Spy riddles.