Parents' Guide to

4 Pics 1 Word

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Catchy one-player guessing game has an addictive quality.

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Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 12+


This game is not only frustrating, it also rips you off because it doesn't always give you your points. It doesn't seem to know when a month has less than 31 days, there for you never get all your points. They don't hesitate to charge you 200 points to make up a puzzle you may have missed, or 60 points for a letter. Disappointing to me.
age 18+

Too many glitches

Don't waste your time...the game rarely loads. I have been trying to get the game to load for over 20 minutes. Not good, very annoying.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3):
Kids say: Not yet rated

4 PICS 1 WORD is hardly the most mentally stimulating puzzle game on the market -- and there are other games that offer the same sort of gameplay -- but it's catchy nonetheless. Figuring out the answers is generally pretty easy, but when you have to stop and think, there's a sense of triumph in figuring it out.

Better still, the lack of a registration requirement is refreshing, and the game does have that "one more turn" addictive quality that so many good titles possess. Ultimately, though, it might prove too confusing for younger players and too easy for older ones.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: analyzing evidence, logic, making conclusions
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: February 13, 2013
  • Category: Puzzle Games
  • Version: 2.2
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 5.0 or later
  • Last updated: August 18, 2016

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