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Wheel of Fortune: Show Puzzles

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fun recreation of word puzzle TV game show.

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The game app has and has had Russia as the place to get rewards. Please, remove Russia! I have stopped playing because it makes me ill to see/support/or have any graphics from that country of barbarians.

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Is It Any Good?

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Like the Scrabble-esque TV game show that inspired it, this virtual version is fun -- and intellectually challenging -- for all ages. In Wheel of Fortune: Show Puzzles, you get to be a contestant on the show whenever you want, and from the comfort of your own home. You spin the wheel, pick the letters, buy a vowel, and try to figure out what phrase they're trying to spell. You just don’t get to keep the money. Or, unless you feel like it, wait for your opponents to make up their minds. While you do play against other people, it's not in real time; it's more like you're playing against how they once played when doing this puzzle, so you have the option to not watch their turn play out.

All of which is why this is as much fun as the show itself. More so since you're not just yelling "B...B..." at the TV. The game also has the added advantage of letting you get hints when you need it. Granted, they will cost you, but unlike hints in other puzzle games, they're actually helpful. It also helps that the controls for this game are so simple and intuitive that even a kid can figure it out, even without grandma's help. All of which makes Wheel of Fortune: Show Puzzles a good way to kill some time while waiting for your favorite show to come on.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: April 10, 2020
  • Category: Puzzle Games
  • Version: 3.48
  • Minimum software requirements: App OS Requirements
  • Last updated: May 29, 2020

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