Thinkrolls: Kings & Queens

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Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media
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Fairy tales inspire fun, challenging puzzler.

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Educational Value

Kids can learn about scientific concepts like reflection and simple machines as well as develop problem-solving and strategic-thinking skills. Since there's no easy way out of any challenge -- no hints or skips -- kids can develop resilience and grit, too, persevering through each level until they solve it.

Ease of Play

Moving the character requires only tapping and dragging. Levels get increasingly more challenging but can be replayed as many times as needed.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Thinkrolls: Kings & Queens follows the same smart, fun format as Thinkrolls and Thinkrolls 2, with more of a story-based focus including kings and queens, dragons and castles. The scientific thinking required to solve the puzzles has a magical tone, with flying potions, ghosts and mirrors, and magical harps to put crocodiles to sleep. The challenges require thinking and planning ahead, but kids can try without penalty until they figure it out. The levels get progressively harder, and kids must complete all the chapters in one story before moving on to the next. As players complete each level, they collect candies and gems that unlock more costuming options to customize Thinkrolls characters. No reading is required ro play, and parental information is available in 14 languages. Read the app's privacy policy to find out about the information collected and shared.

User Reviews

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Parent Written byLisette F. April 29, 2018

Great Puzzel app

My kid, 5yrs old, loves this interactive puzzle app.
Parent of a 4 and 14-year-old Written byDave K. February 6, 2018

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What's it about?

In the spirit of Thinkrolls and Thinkrolls 2, THINKROLLS: KINGS & QUEENS gets kids thinking logically and strategically to move a customized Thinkrolls character through castles and dragons, solving problems along the way. Up to six players can track their progress on the same device, customizing language and difficulty -- either easy (for ages 5–8) or hard (for 8 and older). There are six scenes, each with 18 to 20 levels to solve. As kids complete a story, they add more options to customize their Thinkroll character and unlock the next story.

Is it any good?

Fairy tale spooks and delights join the popular logic puzzler with some new features added to the fun. With more than a hundred levels over six scenes, there's plenty to challenge kids, and surprises like discovering bats and spiders throughout the castles add to the fun. New to Thinkrolls: Kings & Queens is the option to design your own character, and more accessories are added with each scene. While there's no help available, kids can retry a level as many times as they need to, and the complexity of the challenge builds slowly. Like the first and second in the series, this installment encourages problem-solving and perseverance in the best ways possible, since kids can try over and over again without penalty or time limits. Finding fun, challenging games that get kids to use spatial awareness and trial and error isn't easy, but the Thinkrolls series is consistently excellent. Kings & Queens also adds a narrative, which makes it accessible to even more kids.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the strategy involved with the different scientific concepts encountered, like gears, reflection, and playing Thinkrolls: Kings & Queens.

  • Encourage kids to make up stories about the adventures their Thinkrolls are on in the different castles.

  • Talk about perseverance. Since there are no hints, kids have to figure things out. How do you keep going when you're stuck? When is it good to take a break?

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For kids who love puzzles and problem-solving

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