Word Connect

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Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
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Clever word puzzler highlights spelling, fast thinking.

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age 7+
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Ease of Play

Uses simple touch controls but gets challenging.

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Players use real-world money to buy in-game currency that's used to buy hints.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Word Connect is a simple but fun word puzzle game, and as such has no objectionable content. Players can use real-world money to purchase in-game currency, which is then used to buy hints. Read the app's privacy policy in the game's Settings menu or on the game's website to find out about the information collected and shared.

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Adult Written byNathan W. April 8, 2018

Great word game

Helps with world skills and knowing how to use the same letters in multiple ways. HUGE data hog, that may be a factor for some people.

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What's it about?

Like many word puzzle games, WORD CONNECT doesn't have a story. Instead, you just try to make words out of letters, kind of like Scrabble, but without the board, score tiles, or pressure to complete obscure words.

Is it any good?

Though it's hardly the first game to put a spin on Scrabble­-esque word puzzles, this game still has enough of a challenge to land a double word score. In Word Connect, you're given a bunch of letters and have to figure out what words you can make from them. For instance, if you have the letters "B," "S," and "U," you can spell "bus," "sub," and "us." Though there are some limits. If you're given the letters "S," "P," and "U," it won't let you spell the word "pus." Though it will, oddly, let you make "sup" (which is a real word; they didn't mean the slang for "what's up?"). You also can't spell proper names, as everyone named "Amy" will probably complain. As with all puzzle games, things get progressively harder as you have to make more and more words out of just a few letters. Good thing you can get help from a friend or buy a hint. Though all this does is fill in one letter on the board, which turns the puzzle into a partially finished crossword puzzle with no clues. In the end, Word Connect is no Scrabble or Words with Friends, but it's a fun word game that will keep even terrible spellers entertained for a while.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about spelling. Why is it important to know how to spell words correctly?

  • Talk about learning new words. Have you learned any new words playing this game?

  • Discuss money management. It's easy to spend money to buy hints in this game, but is it too easy? Can you see how becoming too reliant on buying hints might make the game less fun?

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