A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Sporcle is a quiz-taking app based on the Sporcle trivia website. Because you can read user comments on the quizzes and the app contains some user-created quizzes, you can encounter strong language and references to drinking or drug use in parts of the app. Some quizzes cover educational subjects. You cannot submit comments or create quizzes from within the app.
Is it any good?
SPORCLE is a mobile version of the popular online trivia site. The app accesses a selection of the text-based quizzes available on the site and offers hundreds of quizzes to choose from in categories such as entertainment, language, science, sports, religion, literature, and music. Each quiz has its own timer and set of questions. Players can choose to create an account to track their games played and scores.
With so many quizzes available, Sporcle can be a diversion for a few minutes or an hour. However, because of the user-created quizzes and user comments, there are some language issues, and parents should provide guidance for younger players. Typing out longer answers on a small device (particularly the iPhone keyboard) can be difficult. The app, however, is well-designed and great for trivia and puzzle lovers.
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