Sally's Spa

Common Sense Media says

Tweens learn a bit about business management in frothy app.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

Helping Sally do her job is a simple matter of juggling customers' needs based on their thought bubbles. Tap and drag people to stations, then tap the station to make Sally walk over. Keep a cool head during rushes, and you'll be a huge success.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Kids have the option of creating a profile on the social gaming network Plus+. It maintains a leaderboard and lets players friend each other. But privacy is quite good as real names or photographs are not used.

 

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this time-management game is aimed at tween and teen girls but anyone can play. Players build a beauty spa empire, starting with one shop where they help Sally, the proprietor, juggle her customers.

Parents say

Kids say

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Things can get hectic down at Sally's Spa, a cute tap-and-drag game where the goal is to expand. Make people wait too long for their sauna or facial and they get huffy and walk out. Cater to every whim and attract famous clientele. This game keeps kids on their toes, tapping, dragging, and dropping through 50 levels. The animations are very simple but pretty. It might not be brain surgery, but Sally's Spa is fun.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
Price:$2.99-3.99
Release date:February 12, 2010
Category:Puzzle Games
Size:23.90 MB
Publisher:Games Café Inc.
Version:1.70
Minimum software requirements:Android 1.5 and up, iOS 3.0 or later

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Teen, 13 years old Written bydr duck July 25, 2010
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6
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Fun time managment game

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Parent of a 3 and 5 year old Written bySunnye June 9, 2010
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3
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My 3 and 5-year olds love it... no social gaming, just the kiddos and I playing an innocent game together. I think it's so cool how easily kids can figure out these computer games.
What other families should know
Educational value
Kid, 11 years old April 8, 2014
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2
QUALITY
 

Fun Game

This game is really fun. I play it all the time. If I were too rate this like a movie I would give it less then a G! It is really easy to play once you get the hang of it!
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