Finger Physics: Thumb Wars

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Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media
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Friendly global competition adds extra fun to puzzle game.

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Ease of Play

Early puzzles are easier, later ones can be incredibly difficult to figure out. You'll need to use a lot of trial and error.

Violence & Scariness

Some mild war imagery (soldier uniforms, helmets).

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Finger Physics: Thumb Wars is a brain-challenging puzzle game. The app will want you to input your location, but only so it can tally your scores along with the others from your state and/or country. There are weekly and daily announcements of winners in the global "Thumb Wars."

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Is it any good?

The concept of pooling scores from all the different countries and states where people are playing the app, and then awarding titles to each week's winning places adds a nice bit of national and local pride to a puzzle game like FINGER PHYSICS: THUMB WARS. The war imagery is not overdone (it's mostly just in the logo) and this generally seems like Olympics-style friendly global competition. As for the puzzles themselves, they're just as great as the ones in the original Finger Physics: Finger Fun app. You'll have to stack shapes atop one another and prevent them from falling; you'll have to break "glass" shapes in just the right places to make a circle roll to its target. There's a lot of trial and error involved, but it's an incredibly entertaining process.

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