Gabby's Dollhouse: Play with Cats - Spin Master Ltd

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Gabby's Dollhouse: Play with Cats is a sandbox style game which allows young children to explore various rooms in a dollhouse while learning sets of skills and having fun at the same time. Not suitable under 3; parental guidance 3+ (some assistance needed, gender stereotypes).

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Gabby's Dollhouse: Play with Cats was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 4 March 2021.

About the app

This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.

Name of app: Gabby's Dollhouse: Play with Cats
Developed by: Spin Master Ltd
Platform reviewed: Google Play
Cost: Free
Developer's suggested age: 4+
ACCM suggested age: Not suitable under 3; parental guidance 3+ due to some assistance needed in getting started and with some aspects of the game, plus gender stereotypes.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Gabby's Dollhouse: Play with Cats contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

All areas were played.

App description

Gabby's Dollhouse: Play with Cats is a sandbox style game based on the DreamWorks’ series of the same name. The familiar characters include eleven year old Gabby and her many cat friends such as Pandy Paws, Cakey Cat and Catrat, to name a few. The app allows free play and exploration in six different rooms in the dollhouse as well as an outdoor fairy garden. The rooms include the bathroom, kitchen, craft room, playroom, bedroom and music room. Each room contains five mini games of varying skills. On completion of a task, a gift box appears which slides down a ramp and opens to reveal a picture displaying the name of the room and the number of tasks completed within it.

The aim of the game is to complete all tasks but once completed the games can be replayed at whim with no prizes being awarded. The tasks include matching games, creative play with paints and paper, shape matching, line tracing, following instructions, and counting.

Reviewers comments

Gabby's Dollhouse: Play with Cats is a fun game for young children being both entertaining and educational. The app is reasonably easy to follow with a pointing finger showing the player where to press and where to go. Some of the games show an idea in a character’s head which the player needs to copy, however, not all of the games are intuitive and some parental guidance might be needed for younger children.

The app develops many and various skills such as fine motor skills, reasoning and logic skills and quick reflex actions.

There are no advertising or in-app purchases which is a bonus in a free app. The app developer states that some data may be collected but it isn’t linked to the user’s identity. Spin Master is a member of the PRIVO Kids Privacy Assured Program for COPPA Safe Harbor Certification and also a member of GDPRkids Privacy Assured Program. Access to the Internet is protected by a parental lock, requiring the parent to choose a particular shape and colour. In general, the app is very kid friendly and easy to use and therefore recommended for children aged 3+ with some parental guidance where needed.

In App purchasing

There is no In-App purchasing in this game.

Online information

There is no online information required to play this game.

Gambling

At the time of review, the reviewer found no simulated gambling content. If you discover simulated gambling content in this app, please contact us with the details so we can update our review.

Advertising and product placement

There is no advertising or product placement in this game.

Gender stereotypes and sexual references

There is some gender stereotyping in this App. For example:

  • Gabby, a girl, is central to this app, and she is portrayed as playing with the dollhouse which might be seen as sexist.

Coarse language

N/A.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

N/A.

Other

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No gambling content found in the levels played