Parents' Guide to

Pictoword Free

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Easy puzzles -- but if kids get stuck, they're out of luck.

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age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

It’s a great game make you work your brain

It’s fun and challenging just love playing it

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Is It Any Good?

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This puzzle experience is easy to get into and play, but if players get stuck, there's no solution available to them. The Pictoword Free experience is pretty simple; users enter a guess and can keep trying until they get it right. The puzzles aren't too complicated, so kids should be able to solve many of them. If they can't, they can use some of the coins they've accumulated by playing to get a hint. Kids earn coins as they finish puzzles and can also get them by playing three days in a row, finishing five puzzles a day, or watching advertisements.

The app gets points for offering positive encouragement when you solve a puzzle; issues could arise, though, if kids haven't earned enough (or have spent their saved coins) and can't figure out an answer. You need a fair amount -- $150 -- of coins to be able to skip a puzzle. If you can't afford that and don't have enough for a clue, there's no way to move on and keep playing the game without entering the correct response. Incorporating free clues or the ability to skip puzzles would ease the risk of kids becoming frustrating and potentially giving up if they can't identify one of the words.

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