A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
What's it about?
STACK is about as simple as you get: A flat block moves back and forth over a stack of blocks of the same size. The player needs to tap the moving block right as it lines up with the stationary stack. As the stack grows, the blocks change colors, and a musical chime slowly increases in pitch with each successful stack. If it's not perfectly aligned, any overlapping portion falls off, and the top of the stack becomes smaller. A new moving block appears, now the same size as the top of the stack, and the tempo speeds up, which increases the challenge. The goal is to build the stack as high as you can before your moving block misses the stack entirely. There's no goal other than to have the highest stack possible and possibly out-stack other players. A one-time in-app purchase eliminates the banner and pop-up ads.
Is it any good?
Talk to your kids about ...
Family can talk about why it's important to limit time spent on apps and games. How can you take Stack gameplay offline for real-world play? Can you build your own stack out of blocks? How high can you build?
Why do you think people enjoy games that are this simple? What do you like best about Stack?