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Boggle With Friends: Word Game

By Debbie Gorrell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Fun of vocab app hampered by open chats, tons of ads.

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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

Ads not appropriate for children

While the game itself is good fun, the adverts are annoying and some of the adverts are menacing (showing a child being kidnapped) or of a sexist nature. I would therefore not recommend for below 15

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Unclear whether personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • User's information is used to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Data profiles are created and used for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

It's great fun to play against others and strangely rewarding to find words among a random mix of letters, but the constant pop-up ads are annoying and somewhat disruptive. Beating an opponent in Boggle with Friends: Word Game as the clock ticks down will likely keep kids so fully engaged that they won't even realize they're learning new words and boosting their vocabulary skills.

The game is fun enough without the power-ups, but they do add a twist that can't be found in the original version. While ads are somewhat common in free apps, this game is particularly heavy with scrolling banner ads and pop-ups that completely cover the screen. This can be quite distracting for kids and may interfere with gameplay. On the bright side, no ads cover any letters during a match as kids are racing to create words. But it would be nice to see a reasonably priced version that eliminates all ads. It would also be better if the chat didn't allow open conversations with strangers. But overall, the game is a really enjoyable way for family and friends to challenge one another and perhaps learn a few new words to boot.

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