Einee - Talk to Einstein
By Christy Matte,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Snarky, historical chat has facts but some fantasy, too.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Older kids who can filter out filler can learn a bit about historical figures and the cultures in which they lived as well as some simple science.
Ease of Play
Very easy to use.
Violence & Scariness
App alludes to suicide, some passing mention of wars, murders, and death.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Mention of relationships and marriage that fall outside of today's societal norms (e.g., polygamy) as well as questions about where babies come from (asked, but not answered).
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Some disrespectful language between the player and the character.
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Products & Purchases
The free version offers the chance to buy characters without a parent gate.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
There is mention of drinking alcohol when chatting with Einstein, but he refuses to discuss it.
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What’s It About?
EINEE - TALK TO EINSTEIN is a chat game that allows kids to "chat" with Einstein, Cleopatra, Leonardo da Vinci, Napoleon, Marilyn Monroe, and Donald Trump. Kids are given three questions or phrases to choose from on each screen, and then the character responds. Kids can focus on more serious questions about history, science, politics, and more, or they can approach the chat with sarcasm and take a different route. Topics cover everything from their family life to the society in which they lived to political thoughts and ambitions. There are also threads on beauty tips, clothing, hair, makeup, and diet. Some of the threads are about the characters' feelings on various topics.
Is It Any Good?
This is a fun idea with some definite entertainment value as long as kids understand that it's not necessarily all factual information. Einee - Talk to Einstein is clever. It weaves the facts into each chat in engaging ways that kids will really enjoy. It occasionally takes the snark factor too far, although kids may find that adds to the humor. The questions and comments kids are given to use can be rude and disrespectful, and some of the learning is sacrificed as a result. It's obvious while using Einee - Talk to Einstein that this isn't meant for younger kids, but that's not clear before purchasing. While teens and adults will likely be entertained and may even learn a few things, parents may want to screen before handing it over to tweens. For those who dive in, it's a silly way to pass some time, pick up a few facts, and maybe get inspired to dig deeper and learn more.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about historical context in the Einee - Talk to Einstein app. What are some things that were normal in historical times that are different now?
Talk about the real stories behind some of these people. Why do we know their names? What are their great accomplishments? How were things different when they were alive? Would you like to meet them if you could? Why, or why not?
Families can talk about learning with apps. Do you think this is a good app for learning? Why, or why not? What can you learn?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Subjects: Science: physics, Social Studies: cultural understanding, historical figures, history
- Skills: Emotional Development: empathy
- Pricing structure: Free to try (free for Einstein; additional characters are $0.99 or $2.99 for the full collection)
- Release date: May 28, 2018
- Category: Entertainment
- Publisher: Ilya Karnaukhov
- Version: 1.1.27
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up
- Last updated: July 11, 2020
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