Parents' Guide to

Drag n Merge

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Math puzzle game subtracts fun because of heavy ad promos.

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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

No support

Firstly, I’ve paid for the non advertising version this game. That said the game will not acknowledge my reaching the required score in the daily challenge portion of the game. For example I’ve hit “24 X 2 “ dozens of times but it’s never acknowledged. So I cant get passed it. Very frustrating. Some input from the company would be helpful.
age 10+

I loved the game but...

I have a diagnosis for which focus is a challenge. This game helped me tremendously. The number of ads was annoying, but the benefits were worth it until I noticed certain overtly sexually suggestive content coming thru one ad for “Chapters” which I couldn’t get out of fast enough, and definitely would not want any of my grandchildren to be exposed to. I decided to delete the app and will do the same with any other on which ads for “Chapters” would appear and will warn my friends of this issue. The game is fine the ad was terrible.

This title has:

Too much sex

Privacy Rating Warning

  • 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: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

While this block matching game can be entertaining, the heavy reliance on ad promos really subtracts from the game's fun. Drag n Merge lets players swoop blocks left, right, up, and down across the entire screen, and they don't have to be stacked or otherwise arranged in a certain way to clear them from the board and get points. In fact, players just need to tap two exposed sides of the blocks together.

While that makes Drag n Merge fairly easy to play, rounds get more challenging as players progress, which helps keep things from getting boring. Players might find alike blocks are farther apart, requiring them to move more things around to pair them, for example. They may also have a chance to earn more points by matching a set of two blocks that are attached with another two-block set. Incorporating more comprehensive instructions to explain features of gameplay -- such as how the timing system works, or why you need the diamonds you're trying to earn -- would be helpful. What's more, the overwhelming amount of ads is a major drawback. Players are almost constantly interrupted when they're playing or moving between rounds. The developers need to significantly reduce the amount of ads players see because right now, there are just way too many for Drag n Merge to be an enjoyable experience.

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