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Greedy Spiders



Deceptively simple puzzle game boasts a hefty challenge.

What parents need to know

Educational value

Kids can learn to analyze the geometrical features of a spider web, count the number of steps from the spider to the flies, and learn about interesting concepts like hubs. Strategizing several steps ahead is a must. After the first few (rather easy) levels, kids will probably need many attempts to successfully save the flies. The app is stingy with hints -- given by time played -- and the tutorial gives no strategies. Greedy Spiders is a fun and challenging puzzle game that really tests patience, strategy, and logic.

Ease of play

The concept is simple, but levels become increasingly complex and challenging. In later levels, players can zoom in on parts of the web, and must tap with a certain degree of precision to remove the correct strand.


It's implied that the bugs get eaten if the spider reaches them, but nothing graphic is actually shown.

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The game's main menu includes a link to the developer's Facebook page.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

The opening video cut scene takes place in a bar, where bugs are shown drinking beverages that look like beer and cocktails.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Greedy Spiders is an extremely challenging puzzle game in which players tap the screen to strategically break the strands of a spider web in order to free trapped bugs before hungry spiders can reach them. Graphics are bright and cartoonish, and other than an opening scene in a bug "bar," there's no graphic or objectionable content. 

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What's it about?

The goal of gameplay is to save flies from a greedy black widow spider. Kids must decide which web sections to cut (by tapping), which hubs to burn, and where to put decoys and life preservers. Sound easy? Kids think and tap, think and tap. Thinking time will soon far outweigh tapping time. Kids can work their way through over 200 puzzles (48 are available in a free version of the app).

Is it any good?


GREEDY SPIDERS has a cartoonish feel, but later levels become fiendishly tough -- especially when twists like more spiders, decoys, and flame power-ups are added into the mix. The game has that addictive quality that all good puzzle games have, but nevertheless it doesn't quite have the universal appeal of smash hit apps like Angry Birds or Cut the Rope, whose difficulty levels are a little more forgiving.

Families can talk about...

  • Examine some spider webs with your kids. Ask them to think about why the spider hangs out in the middle.

  • Talk to your kids about black widow spiders -- how to stay safe and what to do if they see one.

  • Take your kids to a natural history museum or bug zoo if possible.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
Subjects:Science: biology
Math: counting, geometry, patterns
Skills:Thinking & Reasoning: analyzing evidence, decision-making, investigation, logic, prediction, strategy
Release date:October 11, 2012
Category:Puzzle Games
Size:20.80 MB
Minimum software requirements:iOS 4.0 or later; Android 1.6 and up

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