Parents' Guide to

Mad Libs

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Fun family word game improves on the classic.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 9+

Why isn't it available on Android?

Put it back on android!
age 13+

It's fun, but...

You do get a little bored after a while. I actually found the stories on to be a little more creative as they were created by regular people instead of a company. You can create your own too.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This digital version of the classic is brilliantly executed in a clear, intuitive format.  Parents and kids have more variety than the traditional Mad Libs, with choices like "silly word" and "animal" along with the usual "plural noun" and "adverb."  This paid app also has a "hints" button, which offers up multiple choices for each selection -- great for young kids still grappling with the parts of speech. Do make sure to set expectations about what, if anything, kids can buy.


App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Pricing structure: Free (The app comes with 21 free stories. Extra 21-story packs are available for $1.99 each.)
  • Release date: May 3, 2010
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA
  • Version: 3.4
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later
  • Last updated: July 13, 2020

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