What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Ellen's Know or Go is an often silly, and other times educational, trivia game. Based on a game that Ellen DeGeneres plays on her daytime TV talk show, the app is peppered with Ellen's own voice-over comments. There are three levels of question difficulty, but the questions must be read by the player, so good readings skills are a must. Players create their own contestant using a pre-made character or by inserting a photo of themselves onto a funny avatar body and then choosing their own wardrobe selections. If your child is a teen with a Facebook account, this game can be linked up to their account, and there's also optional Game Center integration for multiplayer games and leaderboard scores.
Is it any good?
ELLEN'S KNOW OR GO is a zany trivia game. The 600+ trivia questions are just one part of the fun, where you might be answering a question about what Pop Rocks were or who discovered America. Also hilarious is creating your own contestant with a headshot photo of yourself (complete with dance moves). Trying to answer the questions in record time to earn more points keeps the game moving, and even if you get a question wrong, falling through the trap door is a hoot. Ellen's own comments are typically witty.