Parents' Guide to

Hidden Objects Crosswords

By Liz Panarelli, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Fun blending of two puzzle types, but clues are tricky.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

No Fixes, No Feedback, No Good

I fell in love with this gameyears ago, bought the app, and the expansion pack and played. Recently got a new tablet. Repurchased as before, except that now, only the first 5 games of each section open. When I attempt to open or even repurchase the expansion pack, I'm told "The Market billing service is not available at this time. You can continue to use this app but you won't be able to make any purchases" Months of this. I sent the designer company, Tobi, emails requesting help. Seven (7) emails. No responses. Amazon won't do anything but refund my $2.15. Not what I want. Company is defrauding people but no one seems to care.

Is It Any Good?

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This is a neat concept, and there is room for enjoyment for crossworders and hidden-object finders alike. The trick is making sure your kids' age and interest match this game, which has just one difficulty level throughout all the levels. Many clues rely on phrases and sayings kids may not know, and some clues mention weapons or wine. The game also moves more slowly than kids may like, with the challenge of finding objects, the hint timer taking a long time to reset, and the lack of an option to type in the answer to a clue. If your kids are pretty fluent in sayings like, "a bird in the hand beats two in the bush," they'll have a ball. If not, they'll need your help to avoid getting frustrated.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Release date: April 28, 2011
  • Category: Word Games
  • Publisher: Dekovir, Inc
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.2 or later
  • Last updated: August 22, 2016

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