JEOPARDY! HD App Poster Image


Much like the TV classic, but with multiple-choice answers.

What parents need to know

Educational value

Kids can learn a variety of facts through the trivia clues. They can test their knowledge on topics ranging from pop music to 18th century British history. For some topics, kids can see what they remember from science or history class, and for other topics, kids can see what they've learned from their own interests like movies and music. There's a little something for everyone. Because many of the topics can be difficult, it will be helpful (and fun) for kids to work as a team with a grown-up to test their trivia knowledge.

Ease of play

Gameplay is intuitive, and all choices are displayed on a clear menu. It would be helpful to have more description on the different multiplayer modes.

Violence & scariness

Some topics cover war and death.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable

Some clues may use mild language as part of a quote or play on words. A category called "Curse Words," for example, doesn't contain actual curse words.


Players can buy additional clue packs and avatar packs via in-app purchases for 99 cents. There is also a feature that encourages you to watch the TV show.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Some clues refer to drinking, drugs, or smoking. For example, a question asks about a film that increased sales of pinot noir.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Jeopardy HD is much like watching the TV show, except instead of shouting answers at the TV screen, families and friends are the contestants. The most noticeable difference with this Jeopardy app is that it's a multiple-choice format. Players can create their own avatar and play against the computer or in a few multiplayer modes, including playing with others on the same Wi-Fi network, pass-and-play, a "party game" where players play using their own device but everyone looks onto the same iPad, and online via Game Center.

Kids say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

What's it about?

In Jeopardy! HD, kids answer trivia questions tied to dollar amounts as they would on the show. For each question, players have several seconds to choose to answer or to pass. If they choose to answer, they get three answers to choose from, and several seconds to choose. The timing adds a fun layer of pressure, especially for highly competitive players. Kids play through two rounds and then Final Jeopardy. High scores and achievements are recorded for bragging rights.

Is it any good?


Jeopardy HD is a pretty good rendition of the original show. While the multiple-choice format takes away some of the challenge, the rest of the game stays true to the show. Creating your own avatar is a nice touch, and writing your name instead of typing it gives it that authentic Jeopardy feel. The timed aspect adds a fun layer of pressure that highly competitive players will enjoy.

With a variety of trivia categories and thousands of clues to go through, the app offers plenty of play without in-app purchases, and truly avid players can buy more. All that's missing is an Alex Trebek avatar to read the clues!

Families can talk about...

  • Play together as a team, especially with younger kids.

  • Relate relevant clues back to school and other interests.

App details

Devices:iPad, Android
Skills:Thinking & Reasoning: applying information
Release date:April 16, 2012
Category:Trivia Games
Size:42.30 MB
Publisher:Sony Pictures Television
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.2 or later; Android 2.3 and up

This review of JEOPARDY! HD was written by

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are conducted by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

About these links

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Thank you for your support.

Read more

Great handpicked alternatives

For kids who love board games and trivia

What parents and kids say

See all user reviews

Share your thoughts with other parents and kids Write a user review

A safe community is important to us. Please observe our guidelines

Educator and Parent Written byJoan5678 May 12, 2014

Update your questions!!!

The "new" Decades games are ridiculous. No matter what level you play, or if you play solo, the questions (answers) are exactly the same every time. The daily doubles are in the same place every time. Play it a couple times and you've memorized exactly where everything is and you will score well in excess of $500,000, every time. Ridiculous. The regular game repeats questions all the time as well. Jeopardy needs a whole new selection of questions (answers)