NAPPA Honors Winner: Pony Friends for Nintendo DS

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8 to 12

Pony Friends for Nintendo DS, Eidos Inc., 2007; $29.99; ages 8 to 12; Requires Nintendo DS Lite. As our kid reviewers pointed out, Its like NintenDogs, but cooler because the ponies do more. At the start of play, kids choose or create up to three ponies to keep in their stable. They learn how to care for, groom and train their ponies through a series of games, puzzles and episodic adventures. The more a player takes care of and trains his or her pony, the greater the rewards: well-groomed and well-trained ponies do more tricks and can go more places in the game. Pony Friends provides a great way to teach kids about the multiple facets of responsibility.

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