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The Room



Gorgeous, captivating puzzle game will draw you in.

What parents need to know

Educational value

Kids can learn logic and deductive reasoning as they work to solve the puzzles The Room throws at them. To successfully complete the game, players will need to carefully assess the goals and the obstacles. There's a lot of trial and error -- and a lot of frustration -- but kids who stick with it and figure out the puzzles will get a boost of self-confidence. The Room makes no apologies for being challenging, but kids will learn the value of studying a situation and thinking several moves ahead.

Ease of play

Some of the game's puzzles are difficult, but they're never impossibly hard -- and a clue system will nudge you in the right direction if you're stuck. 


The game can get a bit spooky, but there's no real violence to speak of. 

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Room is a perplexing puzzle game that has players work their way through a series of interactive puzzle boxes. The game sets a very mysterious, moody tone that might make players nervous (much like a horror movie's music is responsible for the chills you get), but is more focused on engaging your mind than scaring you. There is no sex, commercialism, or language to worry about. 

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What's it about?

Players attempt to open a series of locked puzzle boxes to solve an enigmatic mystery that presents itself at the start of the game. They'll do this by interacting with the boxes, sliding nearly hidden latches, rotating their view to view things differently, and zooming in and out to get a closer look at the puzzles. Once they open a box, they're faced with another.

Is it any good?


The Room is, quite simply, captivating. Incredibly well designed and absolutely gorgeous to look at, the game challenges players without frustrating them. The joy in playing, however, comes from exploring every nook and cranny -- and resisting the urge to look at the hints. The game creates an incredible aura of suspense, which is impressive when you realize you're simply pinching, zooming, and flipping for most of the game. Few games use the touch controls of mobile phones and tablets as well as this one does. 

Families can talk about...

  • When kids face a dilemma in real life, ask them to think of various ways to resolve it -- with an eye on the long-term consequences.

  • Model problem-solving strategies by thinking aloud. Kids will learn from your example.

  • Encourage kids to play other games that teach them to be forward-thinking, such as chess.

App details

Skills:Thinking & Reasoning: analyzing evidence, problem solving, solving puzzles
Self-Direction: work to achieve goals
Release date:September 19, 2012
Category:Puzzle Games
Size:125.00 MB
Publisher:Fireproof Games
Minimum software requirements:iOS 5.0 or later

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Kid, 11 years old September 21, 2014


I love this game!!! I wish they would make a 3. It helps the Brain learn tor hunk and put things together. My rating is so big is because little kids will have trouble figuring things out. I played when I was 9-10 and it was hard at times but it also might be creepy to little kids. Very high definition. Beatiful animation.
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Easy to play/use
Kid, 10 years old December 31, 2015

My favourite Game

This is on of my favourite games! Beautiful graphics and the game is easy to play. They are no complicated controls, you look around by swiping and tap to zoom in on a object. There is no real goal of the game, just to solve the puzzles. I loved this game so much! The reason I gave it a 10+ rating is because younger kids may find the scene and the music spooky, but nothing will ever jump out at you. The puzzles can be a little difficult so you have to make sure you check every little corner. Kids who are into mysteries may like this game. If you liked it, you can play The Room 2 and 3.
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Easy to play/use
Kid, 7 years old April 11, 2016

My Review of THE ROOM

I really like this! It has lots of really hard puzzles. I give it an age 11 and up because it has some heavy graphics that might crash your iPad and it is really hard to solve. I think Chapter 4 in the game is the hardest. SPOILER ALERT: When you start and are trying to find the riddle, swipe down on your screen and look at the legs of the desk/ safe. You will see things like AIR and EARTH-- click on the FIRE.
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Easy to play/use


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