Jeopardy! World Tour

App review by
Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media
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What is... a fun way to test and learn facts?

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Kids can learn variety of topics, ranging from history, geography, literature via questions they try to answer. Making wagers, using cash to play games, keeping track of points provides basic math practice. Kids will also develop strategy, picking questions they feel most confident about.

Ease of Play

Various elements, such as gold bars at top of screen, display explanations when you click on them, very thorough FAQ included

Violence
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Consumerism

In-app purchases range from $1.99 to $6.99; users can also watch a commercial to earn app currency.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Jeopardy! World Tour is a portable version of the TV show. There's no inappropriate content; just lots of questions for kids to answer. They can play as a guest, connect to the app through Facebook, or connect through their phone’s game center. By signing in through Facebook, they can invite and challenge friends to beat their highest scores and access a friend leaderboard. There are a few pushes to connect via the social media site, including getting 50 in free gold for doing it. Players’ progress can also be shared across all devices they own if they sign up using Facebook.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bymsheather7462 November 17, 2018
Adult Written bymrkcrom September 19, 2018

Update

Don't like new bonus system
Kid, 9 years old December 4, 2017

The Best App I Have Ever Played!

An exciting game that will test your trivia knowledge. I like that at the beginning of the game, it let's you get powerups, or lifelines that can help you.... Continue reading

What's it about?

In JEOPARDY! WORLD TOUR, players get Power-Ups at the start of each game, which can be used to, for example, get more response time or remove a wrong answer. Some elements from the TV show, such as the Daily Double question and host Alex Trebek, are on hand; users challenge friends or play strangers. Winning a game will win you cash, which you spend to play games in different cities, and on tournaments and events. The app’s bank also dispenses it regularly. You also earn gems for every right answer, which can help increase the cash you’re collecting.

Is it any good?

This quiz app captures the fun and challenge of the game show very well, testing your knowledge of facts and trivia. Jeopardy! World Tour provides a fun app experience -- players pick the questions they want to answer, and progress through a few rounds each game. They have some help along the way; they’re given Power-Ups before each match that offer extra time before responding and other bonuses, and you can skip questions. Even if they don’t win, kids will make some progress, earning cash and seven types of gems associated with subjects players encounter -- arts and literature, entertainment, history, geography, language, lifestyle, and science -- which can eventually help upgrade your bank to get more cash. Feeling like they’re moving forward may help prevent frustration if some of the questions prove too challenging.

The app is free to use. Like many apps, users can purchase packages of items to help them advance more quickly through the experience, but it doesn’t seem to be a necessary component to play. That said, you have to pay to play each round; it’s a small amount, but kids could, in theory, run into problems if they run out of money -- which would be a shame. Guessing and either getting it right, or seeing the correct answer if you don’t, can be a fun way to master the facts featured in each game.Overall, Jeopardy! World Tour gives players a taste of the show without having to audition or face the pressures of the live game show.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how much time is too much time to play a game -- even if, like this one, it’s somewhat educational. What offline activities could also be a fun way to learn things?

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  • People can’t contact you in the app, but they can see your profile picture, if you sign up with Facebook. Why might signing in as a guest be a better idea? What kind of privacy concerns could arise from someone seeing your photo?

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  • What topics interested you while playing the game? Talk about ways to find out more about those subjects and, using the library, Internet, or another resource, research them to find out more.

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App details

For kids who love trivia

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