A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn about concepts including science, social studies, history, pop culture, arts and literature, and more in addition to practicing spelling. Finding the right word to answer the clue is educational by itself, but each word has an information card with a definition or more information. While Wikipedia and Wiktionary aren't the most reliable sources, no errors were found during the review process.
Ease of Play
Though there are no directions, most kids in the target age range will be familiar with the basics of hangman.
Violence & Scariness
There is no character-on-character violence, but losing puppets are shot by ray guns, attacked by bats, beamed up by aliens, knocked down by chandeliers, or otherwise "punished." There is no damage to the puppet, but it does make a sad face. Comic book-style exclamations such as "Wham!" and "Zap!" appear at the same time.
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Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
This engaging and educational hangman game uses the traditional format with the occasional bit of quirky content. Atomic Hangman Jr is a fun way to learn new information, and most kids will delight in all the many fates that befall their puppet. It has a Road Runner/Wile E. Coyote feel as objects crash down with a "Wham!" comic book bubble attached. The multiplayer option is a nice addition, but there aren't always others available to play against and it may be frustrating if young kids are paired with older kids or adults. The biggest concern is the educational content itself: Due to the source material, definitions aren't always as clear as you would find in a dictionary, and circular definitions appear regularly, though no glaring errors were found during the review process.
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