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Stop - Categories Word Game

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Chat feature ruins otherwise fun way to test vocab skills.

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age 13+

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age 13+

Makes one think hard

I thought I’d be quite good at this but having played it, it showed that I currently have quite a rusty brain. Like anything though, I’m starting to see signs of improvement.

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This word game is a fun way to test your vocabulary skills, but unfortunately, the chat feature can expose players to a lot of unwanted comments from other people. Kids get some choices -- arguably one too many -- in Stop - Categories Word Game, which is a fun-to-play word challenge. They can spend the two coins they've earned to spin the wheel again if they don't like the first letter they get, or spend one coin to shuffle the mix of categories. Unfortunately, they can also choose to chat with other players they don't know, which can potentially present a safety risk.

There are a couple of other small drawbacks -- opponents may not immediately complete their next round, and as a result, matches can take days to finish, which could frustrate players. It's also unclear if essentially any response to some of the more subjective prompts, such as 'I lost my ...' and 'things that shouldn't exist,' would be acceptable. A few categories also contain grammatical mistakes, such as Oscar-nominated actor lacking the hyphen between the first two words. Those issues generally don't detract from Stop - Categories Word Game being an enjoyable way to practice and use your vocabulary skills, though. The chat function is the biggest concern -- players don't really need to talk to each other to complete matches; the developers could easily remove the feature and make playing the game much safer.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: January 17, 2018
  • Category: Word Games
  • Publisher: Fanatee Games
  • Version: 3.7.0
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 8.0 or later or Android 4.1 or up.
  • Last updated: July 11, 2020

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