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What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Quiz Climber is a fun trivia game intended for older teens and adults that raises some privacy concerns and has in-app purchases. Players progress up a tree (by landing on limbs) and into space by correctly answering trivia questions. The trivia questions are updated every two weeks, which keeps the game interesting and relevant, but makes it hard to monitor mature content. The questions range in difficulty, but there are no specific difficulty levels. When a question is answered incorrectly, the game is over unless a player uses a lifeline. Lifelines can be purchased (20 for $.99, 50 for $1.99, or 100 for $2.99) or earned by playing or inviting friends. Players are repeatedly encouraged to invite and challenge friends to play via email or Facebook. The developer collects data about players, including Facebook IDs and full names.
Is it any good?
This is a simple trivia app, but its neat graphics and frequently updated questions about a wide variety of topics make it stand out in its genre. By answering correctly, you send your "Quizzel" spinning up to higher and higher branches in a tree, which is undeniably adorable. Kids will also enjoy inviting and challenging friends and tracking everyone's high scores. The range in topics makes this a great game for adults and kids to play together (which also gives you a chance to keep an eye on what kinds of questions are being asked). The question content, along with the push to invite friends and the developer's data collection, make this game best for older kids.