A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Ease of Play
Game uses simple touch controls, and while the questions aren't hard, some do try to trick you in clever ways.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Like the TV show, there are some sex jokes in the questions and answers, and in the responses when you answer a question wrong.
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Like the show, there are some off-color jokes in the questions, answers, and responses to whether you got the answer right or wrong, though there's no swearing.
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Products & Purchases
Based on a TV show; essentially an ad for that show. Ad for the show also appears on bottom of screen at end of each day's game.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
Though it's basically the same as other online trivia contest apps, the humor and clever questions make it more fun than most. In This Is Not a Game by Sam Bee, the comedian and host of the TV show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee makes snarky comments as you do your best to answer 10 clever and humorous political questions. Competing against other people, players have to do their best to answer 10 questions correctly, in hopes of winning their small part of a cash prize. But don't worry if you miss one (which you will sometimes, because they can get a bit tricky); you can always use your free life, or you can keep going in "Dead mode," where answering correctly can earn you a free life for the next time you play. It's just a bummer you can only play once a day (6 p.m. ET/ 3 p.m. PT), and only against other people; a single-player practice mode could've been fun. And while this works the same as every other online trivia contest where there's a small cash prize, what sets it apart is the game's ribald humor and snarky attitude. Which, fittingly, makes This Is Not a Game by Sam Bee the interactive version of the show that inspired it: as darkly comedic as it is insightful and informative.
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