Knowledge Battle

App review by
Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Blends academic and arcade-style games for a rewarding mix.

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age 5+
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The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Kids can learn and practice academic skills in eight subjects -- math, science, geography, languages, programming, creativity, health, and sustainability -- by playing games. Through mini-games that use memorization, problem-solving, puzzles, and more, kids can practice skills based on their age (5-12). An independent study found that the game did improve math skills.

Ease of Play

Easy to play, once players understand the different sections of the app. Players bounce between the academic games, arcade-style games, rewards, battle pages, and more. 

Violence & Scariness

Cartoon-style violence during the battles between the "bad guys" and the player's "hero of knowledge" avatar.

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Language
Consumerism

Subscription-based app; free trial.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Knowledge Battle is an educational game app for kids age 5 to 12. The app includes games in eight subject areas: math, science, geography, creativity, health, programming, sustainability, and language. Kids can choose from hundreds of educational mini-games based on subject and age, and parents can track their kid's progress through a parent dashboard. There's a superhero-style theme that runs through the app experience. To take breaks from the academic-based games on Knowledge Battle, kids can explore the arcade-style games, battles, and prize pages on the app. Knowledge Battle offers a free trial; full access requires a monthly or annual subscription. Read the app's privacy policy to find out about the types of information collected and shared.

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Adult Written byTaisa B. September 8, 2017

Knowledge Battle Review

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What's it about?

To play KNOWLEDGE BATTLE, first select your language (English, Spanish, or Portuguese). Sign up for the free trial or pay for the monthly ($5.99) or annual ($59.99) subscription. Set your kid's profile and tap Play. After selecting an avatar, tap on it to read the intro story. Choose an academic subject to play a game, and begin the game. Collect "Power Cubes" as you complete games. Kids can also play arcade-style games in between the academic skills-based games.

Is it any good?

There's a broad range of academic subjects, skills, and games on this app, which includes customized age levels. Knowledge Battle will be especially engaging for kids who love arcade-style games and collecting points. The games played in between the educational games resemble some of the most popular just-for-fun apps, and kids can rack up big point totals quickly. Some of the educational games on this app include audio prompts, while others require reading. For some kids, the rapid background music that plays during games may be very distracting (and annoying for parents). Turn it off in Settings on the main page. Overall, Knowledge Battle is a good choice for broad, low-stress educational skills practice for kids age 5 to 12 who love arcade games.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how kids can balance their time on Knowledge Battle between the eight subject areas. Sure, it may be more fun to play games in a subject area that's easy, but why is it important to practice all academic skills?

  • Watch as your kid plays some of Knowledge Battle's games and ask questions about what your kid is seeing and doing. Read Common Sense Media's How Can I Help My Kids Learn with Digital Tools?

  • If kids are interested in how they're progressing, show them their progress on the parent dashboard.

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Subjects: Language & Reading: letter or word recognition, phonics, reading, vocabulary
    Math: addition, counting, division, fractions, geometry, multiplication, numbers, patterns, shapes, subtraction
    Science: animals, biology, ecosystems, life cycle, plants
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: memorization, problem solving, solving puzzles
    Health & Fitness: balanced diet, fitness
  • Price: Free to try
  • Pricing structure: Free to try
  • Subscription price: $5.99-$59.99
  • Release date: April 28, 2017
  • Category: Education
  • Size: 443.00 MB
  • Publisher: Yogome
  • Version: 2.01
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later

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