U Connect

App review by
Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Great way to test your finger's connection to your brain.

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Educational Value

Kids can practice logic, multi-step planning, and spatial relations skills. Game choices, such as a timed version or a "no changes" option, increase the challenge and help kids learn to work at solving problems efficiently under time pressure. As an aside, kids get exposure to some amazing visual combinations of shapes as they complete each of the 1,000 levels. U Connect's increasingly challenging brain teasers may not give kids an in-depth learning experience, but they sure are a lot of fun.

Ease of Play

The app has clear directions and an easy-to-clear screen if you need to start over. It also comes with a useful hint function to help you if you're really stumped.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that U Connect is a puzzle game with more than 1,000 levels that quickly grabs a player's attention and holds it for a very long time. The object of the game is to connect all the dots with your finger without retracing your steps. Even very young kids will likely be able to solve the first few puzzles. But the puzzles quickly ramp up in level of difficulty to the point that even puzzle-adept adults will feel the heat. This challenging brain-teaser is a winner for puzzle players young and old.

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Parent of a 15 year old Written byganstaboy30 May 1, 2011

People how like puzzles\

the game can get pretty frustrated and its hard when its on higher levels

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What's it about?

First, kids choose from one of four modes of play on U Connect. Then kids drag a finger strategically from dot to dot on the screen with no backtracking to eventually connect all the dots. Dotted lines are optional, lines with arrows mean kids must go that direction first. If all else fails, kids can ask for a hint or clear the screen to start over.

Is it any good?

The beauty of U CONNECT is its simplicity. Who knew that connecting lines with your finger could be so fun and challenging? The few rules to follow here -- no backtracking, you don't have to complete dotted lines, arrow lines mean you must go that direction first -- are easy to catch onto. If all else fails, ask for a hint or clear the screen to start over. And the extra additions to the game, such as setting a time limit or trying to reach a certain number of puzzles completed, keep this puzzle app interesting many times over. There's also a free "lite" version of this game.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Try U Connect yourself. It's good for kids to see parents try, get stumped, and try again.

  • Encourage your kids to think through and visualize a couple of different moves before choosing. "What do you predict will happen if you connect these lines first? Or this one next?"

App details

For kids who love puzzles

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