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Shopkins: Welcome to Shopville

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Shopping fun with collectible favorites; all about buying.

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age 5+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 6+


The game is fun; however, there are bugs every time the challenge has to do with obtaining balloons. Challenge has obtain 4 in a run. I repeatedly got 4 or more but the tally would only show 1 or 2 - not the correct #. This has happened over and over on several different levels. Very frustrating. Needs to be fixed. Hard to explain to my granddaughter why the game isn’t correctly tabulating her obtains.
age 7+



Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (4 ):

The toy-collecting craze goes virtual and broadens the fun with four fun mini-games (plus a bonus game), but some parents may object to the completely consumer-focused objectives. Kids who collect Shopkins will love adding to a virtual collection, but the games are actually fun and challenging for non-collectors, too. Though the games offer entertainment and variety, kids may tire of it before playing long enough to unlock the fifth surprise store, which takes quite a lot of play time to open. Also, though there are no in-app purchases, everything is about shopping and products -- including candy and cupcakes -- so it's not an app for families who want to downplay consumerism.

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