bonnie’s bookstore review for popmatters

07/13/06 at 10:59 am | Posted in Gaming | Leave a comment

My Bonnie’s Bookstore review is online at

Here’s an excerpt:

Sure, we’ve played different word search games in the past, but Bonnie’s Bookstore is a charming casual game that manages to put a fresh coat of paint on this old reliable genre. While developer Phil Steinmeyer (best known for PC games such as Railroad Tycoon 3 and Tropico) said he was inspired by his love for word games such as Scrabble and Bookworm, Bonnie’s Bookstore adds a new spin by featuring a plot which ties into the stages you’ll be clearing.

You’re cast in the role of Bonnie, who inherits a bookstore from her late grandfather. While she loves her grandfather and wants to keep the bookstore open, Bonnie also dreams of doing something more creative and fulfilling. Good thing she stumbles upon her grandfather’s old paintings in the attic, which give her an inspired idea: she’ll write stories and use the paintings for artwork.

Read the full story.


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