We ARGH Pirates

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Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Beautiful scenes, basic games on this word-free app.

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Educational Value

Practice problem-solving, puzzle-solving, and spatial reasoning skills. Some mildly educational games and some arcade-style games.

Ease of Play

Simple game, some easier to play than others. No verbal instructions and just a few visual prompts, so kids may need to use some trial and error.

Violence & Scariness

Some cartoon-style pirate weapons, like swords. If the player doesn't tap at the proper time to make the pirate ship jump, it crashes into the rocks and breaks.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that We ARGH Pirates is a very lightly educational game app for kids age 6 to 8. Kids play pirate through eight scenes in which they must catch fish, collect coins, solve simple puzzles, and avoid obstacles by choosing, tapping, and swiping. Because there are no verbal instructions and very few visual prompts, kids might need to use some trial and error. Read the app's privacy policy to find out about the types of information collected and shared. 

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What's it about?

To play WE ARGH PIRATES, tap the Play icon and watch the hand on the screen that shows you where to tap. In the first game, wait for fish to pass by and move the fishing pole up by swiping your finger to reel the fish onto the pirate ship. When you catch eight fish, a message in a bottle will appear. Catch the bottle and view the pirate map to find your next destination/game. Collect coins along the way for points. Move on to the other islands to complete different games.

Is it any good?

The seas are incredibly scenic, and the pirates are absolutely adorable, but this app is best for kids who don't mind some trial and error. That said, some games are much easier than others on We ARGH Pirates. Since there are no verbal instructions and just a few visual prompts, kids may need to tap around and explore to figure things out, which is fun for some kids and might leave others with some questions: Why is the pirate walking this way? Does this stone turn around? Why? Also, some users might not love the depiction of an islander. For kids who are OK with exploring a scene and trying multiple times to get the characters to do what they're guessing that they should do, We ARGH Pirates will be fun. Others may need some parent help at first to tame this pirate crew.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the interesting pirate characters on We ARGH Pirates. What makes a pirate a pirate? Talk about specific items in pirate wear and gear for a fun vocabulary categorization exercise.

  • Talk about the fact that there are no verbal instructions and few visual instructions on this app. Does your kid navigate this app with ease, or are there times during play when they're not sure what to do?

  • Ask your kid which game on We ARGH Pirates is their favorite. Some require more thinking and problem-solving than other arcade-style games.

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: problem solving, solving puzzles, spatial reasoning
  • Price: $3.99
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: November 8, 2017
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Size: 205.00 MB
  • Publisher: AVOKIDDO
  • Version: 1.0.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later

For kids who love pirates and puzzles

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