Dooors - room escape game -

App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Entertaining but tricky; best for serious puzzle fans.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Kids can learn to look beyond obvious solutions when faced with a problem in Dooors - room escape game-. The game is loaded with challenging puzzles and offers just one obscure hint per level. Players will have to figure out the meaning of that hint and then determine how it's relevant to proceed to the next level. Ultimately, solving the puzzles in Dooors requires more trial and error than logic. 

Ease of Play

While the first couple of puzzles are easy, the game ratchets up the difficulty quickly -- and offers no hints or tips, which could discourage players.

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Consumerism

The game is ad supported -- and an ad banner is always on screen as you play. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Dooors - room escape game - is a brain-teasing puzzle game in which players solve increasingly difficult puzzles to open a door and move on to the next level. The game can get so difficult, in fact, that young children will quickly lose interest. The app is free (and free of sex, violence, and language issues), but is ad-supported, meaning you will always have a banner ad onscreen as you (or your kids) play. The companies advertised vary from game to game. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bywlsblessed April 10, 2012

Great if you are motivated by a good challenge

Very good app if you are in to puzzles. You have to be a thinker to progress through the different levels.
Teen, 13 years old Written bytiramisu April 4, 2012

It's okay but hard

ONLY for puzzle people

What's it about?

Players will attempt to open doors by solving 35 different puzzles. In some cases, you'll need to find a hidden object (such as a doorknob) behind obstacles to open the door. In others, you'll need to correctly match lights to a pattern on or above the door. At different points, Dooors will test your problem-solving skills, observation skills, and reflexes.

Is it any good?

DOOORS is one of those games that was made for puzzle fans -- and it makes no bones about it. You're plopped in a room with no explanation and expected to figure out how to open the door in front of you using only the subtlest of hints. It weeds out non-puzzlers quickly with tough gameplay (though there are walkthroughs available online), but when you solve one of the later stages, there's a real sense of triumph. 

The constant ads are an annoyance, though, that could easily be replaced with a premium version of the game. And fans who whip through the 35 levels quickly will be left wanting more. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Work with kids to solve the puzzles. They get hard fast -- and the game can easily be a team effort.

  • When kids face a dilemma in real life, ask them to think of various ways to resolve it -- with an eye on the long-term consequences.

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: analyzing evidence, problem solving, solving puzzles
  • Price: Free
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: February 21, 2012
  • Category: Puzzle Games
  • Size: 17.00 MB
  • Version: 2.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later

For kids who love puzzles

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