Rediscover your inner self with Mary Kay Andrews - The Fixer Upper, an inspirational journey based on the delightful New York Times bestseller.
After her boss is caught in a political scandal, Dempsey Jo is left broke, unemployed, and homeless. Out of options, she reluctantly accepts her father's offer to help refurbish Birdsong, the fading Victorian mansion he recently inherited. All it will take, he tells her, is a little paint and some TLC to turn it into a real-estate cash cow, but is Dempsey in for a surprise. What starts as a job of necessity, becomes a labor of love and, ultimately, a journey that takes her to a place she never expected.
Join Dempsey in this heartwarming tale of self-discovery, romance and redemption as she rolls up her sleeves to restore Birdsong. Meet the wonderful people of the small town that show her what life really has to offer. Wander the mansion grounds taking care of much-needed repairs with 15 entertaining mini-games. Find the necessary tools, clean up the dilapidated rooms and clear off that driveway full of junk in over 30 levels of hidden object fun.
Try the free trial version or download the full-unlimited version of Mary Kay Andrews - The Fixer Upper to help Dempsey restore Birdsong, and herself, today!
Follow the heartwarming best-selling novel through a fun Hidden Object journey.
Join Dempsey in a tale of self-discovery, romance and redemption.
Meet the wonderful people that show her what life really has to offer.
Wander the mansion grounds taking care of much-needed repairs.
My 14-yr old and I love Hidden Object games - We really enjoyed the different steps involved with fixing up the house and the building mystery, but we both sighed/rolled our eyes every time the dialogue boxes popped up. Even for a 'mystery' there just didn't need to be THAT much talking - after a while we got so bored we made up our own dialogue between the female main character and the "handsome lawyer's son" hahaha... The worst part of this whole game is that just when you start to get really involved - it ENDS! There's an odd piece of dialogue and WHAM! Cut to credits. We both just sat there blinking in confusion... You don't get to see any of the areas that were "fixed" so it seems pointless that you were doing anything with the house to begin with. You also have no idea how the ending turned out like it did. Bottom line: I wouldn't waste your time.
The game play ended without showing you what you had accomplished "fixing the fixer upper". The accuracy percentages did not seem accurate. They counted items with pieces against you. If there were 12 items, one item had 4 parts listed (for a total of 15 items to find) and you made one error, your accuracy percentage was 75%. They said you should have only clicked 12 times. Can't do that if you have to find 4 parts. In one of the scenes I added a house hint and that also goes against accuracy. Not crazy about the repetitive scraping, spraying that seemed to occur too many times. This game seemed to try to please kids (some of the "fixes") and adults (storyline) and wound up not doing much of anything.
Story had nothing to do with fixing up a house. If I bypassed the story I would have liked the game better. Fixing up the house was interesting and fun at times. The HOS were ok, not too difficult and not too easy. The story had no continuity It jumped around without making sense. The conversations were tedious. I got the impression that half the story was omitted. The game ended abruptly. The story was over but I didn't think the house was finished.
This game could have been better than what it was. I enjoyed the mystery about it, and I also enjoyed fixing up the house. What I didn't like was the fact that you weren't able to see the areas you were fixing up when it was done. I wished we were able to see the whole house fixed up when your done, but they don't allow you to do that. Once the mystery is solved the game is over and you don't get to see all the work you did.
Was hoping game would be like Gardenscapes, but did not even come close. Too much dialogue. Options when fixing up house (like color choices) would have made game more interesting. Ended abruptly, and seemed short. Don't waste your time.
Mejinn | Added on: January 22, 2010
Stupid dialogue, lint roller as a mini game?? Really??!! If you like hunting for the same old same old feathers, teapots, pipes, and umbrellas, then this game is for you. Otherwise, don't bother. Waste of time, finished within two hours.
LisLis | Added on: January 25, 2010
Not nearly long enough - I thought it would take more than an evening to get through! You do search for the same things over & over again...and then all of a sudden the game is over. I enjoy the hidden object games, but pass this one up!!!
BoucherParrish | Added on: June 23, 2011
The game has some unique attributes but that's about it. I played it once through - which didn't take long - but wasn't engaged enough to want to play it again. However, my 6-year-old loves it. He loves hidden object games and he likes the little projects with the mouse. I figure it can help him to learn mouse-control. He just skips all the inane dialogue.
Purplefeather | Added on: January 25, 2010
This HO is very very easy. It would be a good game for a first time HO player. I finished it in under 2hrs, but could have done it quicker but for taking breaks.
JoyceW | Added on: April 7, 2011
This was okay for a free game but I would not spend money for it. it was an interesting game, I enjoyed fixing up the old house. The story liine lacked continuity and partway through the game it quit working and each time I went back to continue the game it started at the same place and after a few pages it quit working again at the same spot.
dxqn747 | Added on: February 8, 2012
I would have given this game 5 stars just for what's missing from this game. What's missing? It's missing all the popular venues of today. There are no ghosts, vampires, mystical people and the such. Not everybody that plays games are into that stuff. This type of scenario is few and far between. I had high hopes for this game. The reason I gave it 2 stars was because it would not let me use my hints. I was in Mary Kay's bedroom (the first time) looking tor the last two items, the butterfly and something else. When you click on hints it just tells you to click on the name of the item and it will give you the shape of the item. That's all well and good if you can find it but there are times when I need to use the hint button for a real hint. What is the point of telling me about finding the houses throughout the game to renew my hints if you will not let me use any of the original 5 hints. This game seemed to a great game but it needs to work before it can get 5 stars. It could be addictive, involved, good value, good replay, and kid friendly but not yet.
The dialog was incredibly lame. I couldn't wait to get it over with and then before I knew it, it was.......pathetic.
roxy8279 | Added on: March 3, 2014
I don't know. I was playing the game and it would jump to things I had no idea about. Example the dog I went from asking the old lady what was wrong to "Tee" asking me where I was. I got lost as far as the story went. I liked the hidden object scenes.
mara | Added on: March 25, 2013
Story line not for kids. Puzzles were pretty easy. Ending was bad. Like the idea of the game.
urshanyc | Added on: January 20, 2010
This game was entirely too short. I finished entire game in two hours including smoke breaks.
Tatrose | Added on: January 20, 2010
Way too much dialouge. Mini games are tedious and dumb. Too easy...I finished it in less than 2 hours.
Shadeaustar | Added on: January 21, 2010
I'm really, really liking this one. The story is involved, the gameplay is fun and original, and the items aren't impossible to find. You're going to restore an old house that's been in the family forever, and you have to pick up and clean the rooms before you can restore anything. Unfortunately, there's a squatter living in the house, who won't move. She's got her stuff everywhere, and you're the one cleaning up her mess. Gameplay is similiar to most HO games, and you're given 5 hints. In each room, there's an icon to find for an extra hint (but 5, which you start with, is the maximum you can have). Instead of minigames, this one took a new approach: you actually restore the house. Using the ideas behind the newer cooking games, where you add things, stir the pot, and so forth, you have to actually do the motions to fix and restore things. When retiling the floor, you have to remove the old tiles, remove the old glue, and then put on the new tiles. None of it is hard, and it doesn't affect your score at all. It's rather amusing, and definitely a nice touch. Instead of "spot the difference" you have to find the areas in the room that need special repair-- cowbwebs hanging down, holes in the plaster, things like that. This bit's the most challenging so far, but you can always use a hint or two if you can't find the last spots. I've had to revisit rooms, and it seems to me that not all the items are in the same locations each round, so I'm marking it as good replay, as well. The only thing I don't like about it at all is that there's no way to speed up the conversation-- it's either go at a snail's pace or skip it. That's par for the course, I know, but still, it would be nice to be able to read at my pace and move on for once. All together, one of the best HO games out there, in my opinion, and well worth it!
This is a great game for children. The dialogue is quite wordy; even older kids will get tired of all the reading. I can't complain about anything because I tried the trial version first. Although I had no problems with that, once I downloaded the full version, there is a technical hangup later in the game. Children will love it, though and I may even replay it when looking for something boring to put me to sleep at night.
I liked the idea of the plot line, but i found it lacking, the written part at the begining as to fast for me to read, and the speech bubbles were to many, I liked the thought of doing up a old house and selling it but there was too little of this only a small amount of the house was done up and it was not sold, I liked the idea of a possible friendship or romance with Tee but the game finished before any of this happened. And what about the old lady she when missing and one of the mini games was to find her, but we did not find out why she went missing. disappointing.
I just finished this game, and the only good thing I can say is that I am glad I at least bought it when it was on the $2.99 list. This was a waste of my money. The game ends suddenly without any further clarification of what happened to Dempsey or to the old lady. The house does not get fully restored, and the mini games are silly. Kids may love them, but as far as I'm concerned, the money would be better spent elsewhere.