Parents' Guide to

Homescapes

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Fun match-3 puzzler has interior design twist, ad promos.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 28 parent reviews

age 12+

Suffering of women and children is no game

I think the current advertising for Homescapes showing a woman and her child freezing is really reprehensible. Players can help the child and mother (rebuild an open winter dooe) or make them suffer further (coal burns up door instead of heating stove). Really yucky when there are people truly suffering from exposure.
age 18+

Dont do it !!

This game will only advance in any way if you pay real life dollars to move on.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (28 ):
Kids say (12 ):

While adding a home decorating component doesn't really make this more fun, this match-3 puzzle game does have some new mechanics that make it stand out a little. In Homescapes, you have to match three or more of the same kind and color items so you can clear the board and earn stars. You then use these stars to buy new furnishings for your childhood home, or to perform such tasks as sweeping the floor. But while the interior decorating parts of this are limited, and really only motivate you to keep going, the puzzle parts add some fun new mechanics to this familiar puzzle type. For starters, you don't need to match special icons to activate them -- you can tap them twice instead. There are also times when a level will have multiple parts, and you have to complete one to move onto the next, and only by solving all will you get your precious stars. The biggest downside is this one new aspect that's rather annoying: When you finish a puzzle, your on-screen companion will clap his hands at you even if you don't move on to the next part. That part doesn't really make a lot of sense, and it's really odd because this can be pretty noisy. Which is why Homescapes may be the next match-3 puzzle game to eat up your time, but you'll want to play it with the sound off.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: September 29, 2017
  • Category: Puzzle Games
  • Publisher: Playrix Games
  • Version: 1.0.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later; Android 4.0.3 and up
  • Last updated: May 31, 2022

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