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This is a surprisingly challenging spot the differences game. The images you look for are set in a whimsical world of playtime as depicted by a series of 10 hand drawn cartoons. Because of the art style, the differences aren’t all that easy to spot.

  • The puzzle for each stage is different each time you play, with some puzzles being mirrored images & the differences being a randomized collection on each playthrough.
  • Find all 4 differences before the timer runs out.
  • Finish all 10 levels quickly without using many hints to earn a high score.





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Playground Differences Game for Kids Video Game Play Instructions

How to Play

Find all the differences between 2 similar cartoon pictures.

  • Starting the Game
    • On the welcome screen, select Play below the title of the game to begin.
    • Select Help to open the tutorial screen.
    • Select high scores to open the leaderboard. You can save your scores after finishing all the levels in the game.
    • Use the drop-down list on the bottom left corner to choose a game language:
      • American English
      • Dutch
      • Simplified Chinese
      • British English
      • European Spanish
      • European Portuguese
      • Brazilian Portuguese
      • French
      • Italian
      • German
      • Russian
      • Mexican Spanish
      • Argentinean Spanish
      • Romanized Hindi
      • Polish
      • Turkish
    • Your web browser automatically saves your game progress.
      • Each time you load a game, it will ask you whether you want to play a new session or resume your old one.
  • Game Controls
    • Desktop
      • With your mouse:
        • Left click to identify a difference.
        • Left click and hold to zoom in or out.
    • Touchscreen devices
      • With your fingers:
        • Tap on the screen to find a difference.
        • Pinch to zoom in.
    • Controls and indicators
      • Most of the game’s controls are located on the menu on the right edge of the screen.
        • Top, from uppermost downward:
          • Level number
          • Score
          • Timer
          • Differences found
        • Bottom, from left:
          • Hint button
          • Pause button
          • Enlarge button
          • Speaker button
          • Music button
      • The game splits the left and center parts of the screen into 2 halves of the same picture.
  • Game Play
    • Basic rules
      • Find all the differences between 2 seemingly identical images before the timer runs out.
        • Sometimes images have the same orientation, while other times the images are mirrored versions of one another.
      • The puzzles change slightly each time you play a new session.
        • You may see the same pair of images from the last time, but the differences you found during the prior play typically aren’t present in the next play.
      • You can long click or pinch to zoom in & then do the same to zoom back out.
    • Scoring and penalties
      • You earn points for each difference you identify.
        • Each of the 10 stages has 4 differences.
        • Each difference you find is worth 200 points.
      • You also gain bonus points from the time you have left once you’ve solved the issue.
        • Each second you have remaining when you complete a level is worth 30 points.
        • Stages give you 2 minutes to find all 4 differences.
        • Each time you click an incorrect spot it costs you 5 seconds.
    • Types of differences
      • This game has many different differences types including the following options:
        • wrong orientation (e.g. most items in a level are mirrored but one has the same orientation)
        • wrong color or color boldness
        • different sizes
        • something is missing like a shadow, a leaf, a dot, part of a ribbon, a heart, a balloon, a decoration line, a stripe on a sock. a sun ray, a cloud, part of a haircut, a stool leg, a piano key, a missing window, or a hidden or extra curly movement shadow line
      • Since there are so many different types of difference it can be helpful to look through the stage for one type of difference at a time (e.g. size, color, orientation, missing objects, etc.)
    • Hints
      • If you’re stumped, you can use the hints to help you out.
      • Select the hints button on the right side of the screen to use them.
      • Once selected, the game will highlight one of the remaining differences in the 2 images.
      • Hints come with a 1,000 point penalty, so be careful when using them.
  • Target Audience
    • The game is suited for players who like find the difference games.
    • The game has no adult themed content.

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Mobile Friendly Cross Browser Support

This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.

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