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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Guess! wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.
Ease of Play
The gameplay is fairly straightforward. It's guessing the words that's hard.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
There are no sexual issues with the game, but players can chat with strangers, which could result in some unwanted offensive words or phrases.
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There's no iffy language in the game, but players can chat with strangers, which could result in some unwanted offensive words or phrases.
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Products & Purchases
The app is filled with ads and, via in-app purchase, players can pay to make those ads go away or purchase in-game coins.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Guess! is a word guessing game that is played with (and against) others, in a similar vein as Draw Something. While the game is fun to play with people you know, players can also compete with strangers online, which could expose them to inappropriate language. The game promotes vocabulary, and children might want to play -- but if they do so, it should be under close supervision. The game also offers in-app purchases using real-world cash, but they are not essential. The free version of the app includes heavy advertising.
Is It Any Good?
Guess! is, in many ways, the love child of the old game show Password and Draw Something, so it's a tried and tested formula. And the game is certainly fun, but it's not perfect.
Finding a friend to play with isn't as easy as it is in Zynga's "With Friends" games -- and random opponents are hit and miss. (In our testing, we found some nice people and some really offensive ones.) Ultimately, though, typing out hints is a little less fun than drawing them, so the game doesn't have the fun factor it's aiming for.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.