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Parents' Guide to

The Blockheads

By Debbie Gorrell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Create and survive in virtual worlds; some privacy concerns.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

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Based on 1 parent review

age 2+
My 2 year old son was playing this game with his 14 year old brother and I was shocked to find out they were playing on sex servers! THIS IS NOT FOR KIDS!!!!! There are alot of predators on this game willing to lure children!

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Personal information is not sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is not shared for third-party marketing.
  • Unclear whether this product displays personalised advertising.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • Unclear whether this product uses a user's information to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Unclear whether this product creates and uses data profiles for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This game is an exciting way for kids to freely explore and get creative, although some younger kids might feel lost or overwhelmed by so much unstructured play. Managing The Blockhead’s five features to keep them alive is at the heart of the game – it’s very empowering and can be great fun. There’s an easily accessible panel that kids simply tap to view. If a certain feature is low, such as hunger, kids can grab pieces of fruit from trees or take pieces from a stockpile that they’ve collected. Kids can even use a meditation option that allows their blockhead to collect items while resting and possibly improve their blockhead’s environment feature. But, as with any well-developed strategy game, there are trade-offs. Kids may run out of supplies if they use them too quickly or if other players take them in multiplayer mode.

The game offers unique worlds that include equators, climates, seasons, cave systems, and more. The conditions of the worlds have a direct impact on game play. For example, if the climate is cold, a blockhead must maintain its health by keeping warm. This can be accomplished in different ways, such as finding a hat that's resistant to cold. Since there are opportunities to connect with other players on public severs, the game's best suited for kids who know and can follow safe online practices. With a bit of patience, time, and an open mind, the virtual worlds can become a fun, truly engaging place for kids to play and learn.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Skills: Creativity : imagination, making new creations
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (Free to download; additional items can be purchased for $0.99-$19.99)
  • Release date: June 14, 2019
  • Category: Simulation Games
  • Topics: Adventures
  • Publisher: Majic Jungle Software
  • Version: 1.7.4
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later; Android 3.1 and up
  • Last updated: April 28, 2020

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