|Fern: The Effective Detective|
|Game type||Grouping and Sorting|
|Release Date||July 2003|
Fern: The Effective Detective is a game on the Arthur page of the PBS Kids website.
The player is given a random selection of eight people to choose from. When the person is clicked, a menu drops down of physical characteristics of said person, such as 'standing' or 'wearing blue'. The player must select three characteristics that, together, will only describe the selected person. Once the player submits their decision, Fern will reenter and cross out each person that does not fit the selected characteristics. If the player fails, Fern shows the error and lets the player try again. If the player is successful, Fern congratulates the player and proceeds to begin her turn.
Fern chooses from a different set of eight people and the player must select the correct person by using the three characteristics Fern has chosen. If the player fails, Fern says so and lets them try again. If the player is successful, Fern congratulates the player and it becomes the player's turn again.