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By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Expansive social trivia great for facts but not privacy.

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Word lovers have Words with Friends. Artists have Draw Something. And trivia lovers have QUIZUP. It's truly fun, social, competitive -- and addictive. The range of topics means there's something for everyone (including some things not for kids). The matches are short, making for a perfect little brain break, and it's really fun to match wits with friends. The scoring is oddly complex, but it's still plenty of fun to just play and see who wins. The iPad version is more responsive than the iPhone version, which sometimes responds slowly or not at all when setting up games.

Settings can be tightened up enough to make it somewhat safe for teens, but it's a lot of work. Open chat and the ability to play with strangers mean that safety is compromised, but teens who simply want to play against their friends may be able to use the app wisely. Discussion boards are the biggest problem, though, often containing totally unintelligible posts, posts to "Message me to hook up!", and a spattering of actual trivia-related conversation. One post starts with the subject "Sext?" and then clarifies "only girls 15-19." The discussion board seems to serve no purpose beyond making the whole experience iffy for teens, which is too bad, because the actual gameplay and trivia are pretty much appropriate.

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