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By Ana Beltran, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fusion between trivia and word game engages spellers.

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A nifty fusion of trivia and word game offers players various levels of difficulty, keeping kids and grown-ups engaged while they practice spelling and learn new words. Subwords is pretty straightforward and simple to play. It requires kids to tap on the segments in the correct order to spell out words. The light bulb image provides players hints when they get stuck, which motivates kids to continue playing when it's not super clear which fragments go together to make words. It also encourages kids to take on challenging categories with more content-specific vocabulary, since hints are always a tap away. Although the words can be complex, the clues keep the game from becoming frustrating. The classic mode creates accessibility, allowing kids to play at their own pace, spell out words they know, and explore new vocabulary. The timed mode motivates kids to beat the best time and makes the game a bit more challenging and fast-paced. Searching for images or definitions of new words will enrich the experience. Also, it's a game that can grow with kids: Younger kids will be entertained with common knowledge topics, while older kids can begin to explore more complex topics. The coolest part of Subwords is that both kids and parents will find it entertaining and will want to play together.

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