What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Spellsquares: Cursed Moon is a series of word puzzles set to the backdrop of a spooky story. In story mode, players solve spellsquares (arranging letters on a square so they form words when you read across the rows and read down the columns) to move through 10 rooms of a castle and break a wizard's evil curse on the moon. In addition to solving puzzles, players collect hidden objects and use some problem-solving skills. Before starting the story, players can choose a difficulty level, and there are hints throughout the game. In quick mode, there are 60 additional puzzles to solve. The story's theme and music are a bit eerie, but there is no direct violence or mature content, and the game is self-contained and safe for younger players.
Is it any good?
Adding a mystery story puts a fun twist on typical word game apps, and this game does it well. The varying sizes of the spellsquares, difficulty levels, and hidden objects keep the story interesting and adaptable to different skill levels and interest. Word gamers will also enjoy the 60 puzzles in quick mode. For older players or those already used to mystery or hidden object games, though, the story mode may feel a bit too short and simple.