Addictive room-escape puzzle game has dashes of violence.
No reviews yet.Add your rating
Based on 1 review
Common Sense is a nonprofit organization. Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.
Suggest an Update
A Lot or a Little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Doors&Rooms is a puzzle game with some scary elements. The game is largely about escape, though why you're locked away is never made clear. Some levels feature things like bombs, which can kill you and end the game. Those deaths are semi-graphic, with blood splatters on the screen. That content is rare, though. The game's focus is squarely on the puzzles.
There aren't any reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.
What’s It About?
Players have to figure out how to unlock doors and escape a room. This is largely done by examining the room for clues (which can range from scraps of paper to colored control panels), then either assembling or dismantling them to find the key. Later levels require players to do things like play with projectors to cast a shadow of the solution on the wall. Users who get stuck can buy a clue using in-game currency.
Is It Any Good?
Doors&Rooms is a bit inconsistent in its puzzles, but it's largely a fun game that will make you stop and think. While some puzzles seem a bit unfair (hint: keep notes about the keys on Level 1), others are quite logical -- and the game's learning curve is very gentle.
The in-game violence is unnecessary, but does add a surprise element. At its best, though, Doors&Rooms doesn't rush you. It lets you turn things over in your head as you figure out the riddles. And the developer's plans to continually add content could make it something that devours free time for a while to come.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Encourage your kids to play chess or other games that force them to be forward-thinking. Chess Academy is a great place to start.
Model problem-solving strategies by thinking aloud. Kids will learn from your example.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: applying information, solving puzzles, thinking critically
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: November 26, 2012
- Category: Puzzle Games
- Publisher: gameday Inc.
- Version: 1.0.4
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later; Android 2.2 and up
- Last updated: July 13, 2020
Our Editors Recommend
Gorgeous, captivating puzzle game will draw you in.
Dooors - room escape game -
Entertaining but tricky; best for serious puzzle fans.
Brainteasers to challenge even the most serious puzzle fans.
For kids who love puzzles
Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.See how we rate