Parents' Guide to

Frotz

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Text-based games; some mature, but great with guidance.

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Former '80s kids might remember text adventures such as Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Zork. So this app can be a fun way to share them with kids, but some of the games are very mature. Frotz is a simple tool, but it does exactly what it needs to do with no frills or distractions. There's a wealth of free content at your fingertips via the IFDB, and while much of it is low quality, there are gems to be found. And it's a great way to introduce kids to some graphics-free games. Frotz isn't an app to let your kid explore alone, but it can be a good access point to games you already know and love or games you've previewed.

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