Thinkrolls 2

App review by
Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media
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Maze puzzler packed with smart, science fun.

Parents say

age 4+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 4+
Based on 2 reviews

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Educational Value

Kids can learn physics concepts such as buoyancy, force, gravity, and synchronizing movements -- without the vocabulary. They'll learn hands-on as they try out techniques, sometimes fail, and then try something new. Failure is integral to the learning design, and there's no penalty, which helps kids develop resilience and is integral to lifelong learning. Kids can restart and replay as many times as necessary. Help isn't offered, either, allowing kids to problem-solve and discover on their own.Thinkrolls 2 packs solid science concepts and important learning skills into a beautifully designed game kids will want to play over and over again.

Ease of Play

Challenging puzzles give kids multiple chances; controls very easy to use.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

Logo link on start page connects to more apps from developer. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Thinkrolls 2 follows the same smart, fun format as Thinkrolls, adding new science concepts such as density, force, and electricity. Two settings -- easy and hard -- keep challenges appropriate for preschoolers and up, and parents can create accounts for up to six users, customizing the challenge level for each. The challenges require thinking and planning ahead, but kids can try without penalty until they figure it out. Every completed level leads to a fun new ball character to play with.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 3, 4, and 9-year-old Written byTrisha T. September 15, 2020

Super problem solving game!

My 3, 4, and 9 all LOVE this game. The youngest sometimes is frustrated at the higher levels of complexity but snatches it back from helping hands with a good h... Continue reading
Parent of a 5 and 9-year-old Written byJBONITZ December 22, 2019
Kid, 11 years old January 20, 2018

Thinkrolls 2 is a great app for little kids and can help them learn about gravity.

Parents need to know that Thinkrolls 2 is completely appropriate for all ages. Every age will love it, not just toddlers. The only reason I rated this 4+ was be... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old November 15, 2016

Fun, cute, and sometimes puzzling!

This is an amazing game not just made for preschoolers but for all ages. I recommend this to your child! There is no violence or any inappropriate content. This... Continue reading

What's it about?

Kids start by choosing a ball, or Thinkroll, from several spunky choices. They then work their way through the game, which has a dozen or so levels for each chapter, rolling the ball along the path and getting through various obstacles. Kids encounter water and will need to float a barrel in the water to use it as a stepping stone. Higher levels are harder, combining skills learned earlier in the game and having kids look several moves ahead. Having infinite do-overs means kids can problem-solve until they get it right.

Is it any good?

THINKROLLS 2 takes the fun and challenge of the first Thinkrolls game and makes it even smarter with more sophisticated science and logic. The seven chapters will keep kids entertained and challenged, and games save automatically so kids can pick up where they left off. Taking risks and failing is an essential part of mastering the levels, and kids can easily move the ball back and try again with no penalty. Each Thinkroll character is adorable and full of personality, adding to the fun.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the science concepts encountered in each new maze. The parent section includes explanations of each.

  • Have fun outside the app with kids' new knowledge by having them create their own mazes with obstacles that have to be overcome with science principals, like a Rube Goldberg machine.

App details

Our editors recommend

For kids who love puzzle and physics games

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