Trivia Crack

App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Addictive trivia game with some privacy implications.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 21 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 8 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

The game is fairly self-explanatory, and the questions aren't particularly difficult, though they may be a bit advanced for young players. 

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Consumerism

Between quizzes, the app runs video ads as well as other forms of interstitial advertising, but players can pay $3 for an ad-free version of the game. Players also can purchase coins to give them advantages in the game for real-world cash in amounts ranging from $1 to $100.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Trivia Crack is a competitive trivia game that pits friends against friends (or strangers). The game requires an email address or Facebook integration to play, so although there's not any truly objectionable content, the app is not especially appropriate for young kids. That's not a problem, though, as some of the questions asked likely will stump younger players (and more than a few older ones). There's the opportunity to buy in-game coins with real-world cash for an advantage, though that's not essential to winning the game. 

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bycturner70 April 12, 2015

GLARING ISSUES not being seen by users or addressed by maker

How are the glaring issues with this game not being seen by users and heralded as one of the best trivia apps, ever? See below for the many problems that I... Continue reading
Adult Written bymikea2 March 17, 2015

constant crashes, freezing and wrong answers

Considering just anyone can create a question and all it takes is a few votes from other idiots, I'd say this isn't a great trivia game.

Joe Barry Ca... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byAnn Nonymous January 11, 2015

12 and up for knowing answers to questions

Parents, this is one of the better apps educationally. There are mixed questions that keep your mind sharp. Many are questions about topics you learn in school... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byDogcat May 5, 2020

What's it about?

Players answer a series of trivia questions in an effort to collect character "crowns." Answer three questions correctly and you're able to attempt to add a character to your collection (by answering a question in that category). Win six crowns and you've won the game. When you miss a question, your (human) opponent gets a chance to answer as many questions as she or he can. You can play against strangers but are unable to message each other through the game, reducing the threat that strangers could make contact with minors. Users also can submit their own questions. 

Is it any good?

Taking a competitive page from Words with Friends and Candy Crush Saga, TRIVIA CRACK puts a winning formula on a new type of game. Answering trivia questions on the whole can be a fun way to test yourself and maybe learn something too, but when you make it competitive, it raises the stakes and makes it a lot more fun. In all honesty, there's nothing particularly new here, but the game is so well-designed  it makes the lack of innovation less noticeable. It's a wonderfully social game that will push you to scour your brain for information, rather than simply match three similarly colored items. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about trivia. How does it benefit you to have a wide range of knowledge?  

  • Families also can discuss how to interact with strangers online. 

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Price: Free
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: December 10, 2014
  • Category: Puzzle Games
  • Size: 41.60 MB
  • Publisher: Etermax
  • Version: 1.9.2
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 6.0 or later; Android 2.3.3 and up
  • Last updated: January 23, 2019

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