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Family Feud & Friends
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Family Feud & Friends is an online multiplayer version of the famous game show. It is designed to be played against Facebook friends, but you can also play against random opponents, whose first names and profile pics you may see (if they have connected the game to their Facebook accounts). There are also in-app purchases built into the game, as you are required to pay two virtual coins each time you play. You can get extra coins by inviting friends to join or by buying them with real money.
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What's it about?
Family Feud & Friends is supposed to be like the TV show, but played against online opponents. You answer trivia questions that were given to 100 people to see if you can guess the most common answers. The game relies heavily on getting points and coins and then using them for various parts of the game to the point that it overtakes the trivia game in focus.
Is it any good?
The actual game show component of FAMILY FEUD & FRIENDS is great -- it's got fun questions and a sleek, easy interface exactly like that of Ludia's regular offline Family Feud app. But this version is built solely for playing against online opponents — and you don't get to see your opponents taking their turns. Instead, you and your opponent both answer the same set of questions and you see who got more points. With a setup like that, it's more fun to play against computer-controlled families in the offline version. Plus, the whole idea of paying two "coins" for every single game just feels like you're being gouged.