Disney Dreamlight Valley

LQ: 9.55


Brain grade: 9.3
Fun score: 9.8

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Disney Dreamlight Valley is a life management simulation game where the player finds themselves in a world populated by Disney and Pixar characters. After mysteriously arriving in Dreamlight Valley, your character encounters Merlin the wizard who explains that the Valley is under a terrible spell called the Darkness. This spell causes the residents of the valley to forget important memories–some characters have even disappeared. In addition to its effect on those who live in Dreamlight Valley, the landscape itself has changed. Dark thorns grow everywhere, even blocking your path to other areas of the world. It is up to you and your friends in the Valley to remove this dark magic, bring back the ruler who has disappeared, and bring memories back to everyone again. 

In the game, your player avatar interacts with the residents of Dreamlight Valley and helps them to fulfill various quests. This earns you Dreamlight, a type of currency that can be used to remove larger thorns from blocked off areas of the map. It can also be used to visit other realms to locate characters who have disappeared from the valley. The player can cook, craft, fish, farm, and forage to accomplish their goals within the game. 

Disney Dreamlight Valley is currently in Early Access at the time of this writing, meaning that changes might be made to the final version of the game. It is rated E for Everyone.

Disney Dreamlight Valley  helps kids practice and improve the following skills:

Planning: Developing a systematic approach for setting and achieving goals.

There are quests in Dreamlight Valley that require both short-term and long-term planning. This means that the player can practice their planning skills when looking at a particular quest and figuring out what they need to do to accomplish their goals. 

Planning is also required when earning and spending the in-game currencies. Earning money or dreamlight takes time and there are more projects than there is currency, which means that the player needs to think this through and prioritize what they want to purchase or unlock to move the game forward. 

Flexibility: Trying something new. 

There are so many different things to do in Dreamlight Valley, meaning that this game is an excellent way for the player to practice their flexibility skills and try something new. There are also many different characters with different quests that need to be completed so the player can explore different quests at the same time and switch back and forth between them if they feel stuck at any given point.

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