Parents' Guide to

Township: Farm & City Building

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Sophisticated, occasionally slow take on the sim genre.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 18+

More frustration than entertainment waste of time and money

I was addicted to Township for a long time I played more than 2 years. Logging in everyday for hours and spent a little money. At the begining the game was very good customer service responded right away and solved problems. The game was interesting always giving something new and with mini games and events players could advance better faster. Lately the game has glitches and the mini games and events impossible to win or complete. I'm not saying it should be easy but at least give a chance to be able to get to the end. Customer service not responding when they do automated answer sent to the player and is totally irrelevant to the problem at hand. I used to give 5 stars to Township now I only give 1 star. If you read on face book everyone complaining and there is not one response from the developer. They used to post answers on FB to concerns but not anymore. It's going downhill and players leaving the game one by one.

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Easy to play/use
2 people found this helpful.
age 12+

I'm about to delete the app

I have had this app for two years now and the game itself is fine, simple but every cost Money, you have to pay extra for almost everything..... and don't get me started on their mini games inside the game(which are called EVENTS) they are absolutely terrible and not fun at all! I am part of a Co-Op team and almost everyone in my co-op is complaining more and more about the greediness of the game and those mini games you are supposed to get rewarded when you get to a certain place but the prizes are absolutely useless! I'm just about to delete this app.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much consumerism
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9):
Kids say (6):

Players get an unexpectedly detailed look at commerce and community expansion as they oversee crop and product creation and construct new buildings in Township: Farm & City Building. In-depth imagery enhances the experience of learning about how towns and farms operate. For example, a helicopter pivots after taking off, animals lean in to their trough and chew, and robotic hands press and mash wheat, corn, and carrots into feed. Tasks require multiple steps -- such as planting wheat, and then harvesting and supplying it to a bakery to make bread. As in real life, the work usually isn't finished immediately. Players have to wait for buildings to be assembled, and chickens can require a half-hour to eat before they'll produce an egg.

That provides a chance for players to check in on other work they need to do, such as gathering crops. The time element, though, is the game's biggest downside. Even though characters appear periodically to provide guidance, players can find themselves wondering what to do next while all of the crop, food, and other production is in progress. Instead of waiting, they can pay to speed processes up; that means any delays provide an incentive to buy additional in-app currency -- an option parents may not be wild about. In addition, players who hope to make it through multiple levels will need to commit to spending some serious time playing. There are dozens of levels to get through -- and advancing to the next stage in the game isn't always a fast process after the first few levels. But for players who are interested in a sim that will keep them busy for hours, Township: Farm & City Building could be it.

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