Parents' Guide to

Word Swipe Puzzle

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Clever, simple word game is fun for all ages.

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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 12+


Upon download I began quickly enjoying this app. Then I began to notice that the word choices did not consistently correspond with the category/theme. At first this annoyed me. Then as the word key became increasingly disassociated I became less and less eager to engage in play. Finally (on today) I reached level 449 with 2950 coins. Category: Radio Technology; 12 words. I began word search, only to discover that the second word on the list is GHETTO. I was confused as to how this word could be suitable. So I checked with the in-app dictionary; "1) An area of a city in which Jews are concentrated by force and law." WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH RADIO TECHNOLOGY???!!!.....APP DELEATED!!!

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much consumerism
age 12+

Cannot get to $100.

I got to $60 fast and then can only get 1 or 2 pennies after that. Need to know if or how much PayPal takes if or when you reach $100. Please tell me how much PayPal takes?

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (4):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Though you can't play with friends, this word puzzle game will still keep some wordsmiths entertained. In Word Swipe Puzzle, you're presented with a series of stacked boxes, each of which has a single letter on it. By swiping in a straight line, forward or backward, you form words that fit the category of that particular puzzle. For "Sharp Things," for instance, the correct words were "sword," "saw," "blade," and "sense." Forming words removes those boxes from the playing field until there are none left, at which point you can move on to the next puzzle.

There are also power-ups for when you get stuck and need a hint or want to shuffle the boxes, while the categories tell you how many words you're looking for and how many letters it takes to make them. The only issue is that, because some of the words are big, and some of the categories are obscure, this may prove to be a bit too difficult for younger gamers. But if you're an older wordsmith (or a younger one who loves learning new words and phrases), you'll enjoy the intellectual challenge that's Word Swipe Puzzle.

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