App review by Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Spelling, crossword puzzles collide in fun word game.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 41 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 7 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

Watch out!

Although I was so excited that my tween was playing an educational game and increasing her vocabulary, turns out that they encourage players to make friends and join chat rooms the more they play. Not knowing exactly how this works, we discovered that our child joined a chatroom called "sex101" and it is very concerning who may be on this site and the context. Watch out, I will delete this app immediately.
3 people found this helpful.
age 12+

Don’t support this deceptive company.

I’ve been playing Wordscapes for a few years. I’m now leaving. Why? The lack of company support listening to what players are saying. There are too many cases to count them all, but here are some. Collectively, over two years, they resulted in me no longer willing to support them. 1) The midweek games (butterflies, profile picture games) that allow only a certain small number of people to “win.” You will think it’s a fair game, but it’s not. 2) The lack of transparency. They (support) will never tell you the rules of the game, and keep changing them. 3) When you write to support, you’ll typically get a canned response ending with “I will pass your feedback along to our team. Thanks for playing the game.” Without fail. 4) If you pay for removing ads—which many of us have done because ads here are very disruptive—you will still get ads for products PeopleFun wants to sell you. This includes buying coins and buying the Piggy Bank. When I protested, I was told that “these are not ads—they are game features.” In other words, they think their customers are bloody fools. This company is not worth supporting. They are deceptive and make up their own rules as they go along. There are so many other better games out there from reputable companies.

This title has:

Too much consumerism
1 person found this helpful.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Subjects: Language & Reading: letter or word recognition, reading, spelling, vocabulary, Math: addition, money, subtraction
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: logic, solving puzzles, strategy, thinking critically, Self-Direction: achieving goals
  • Pricing structure: Paid, Free (Free download with optional in-app purchases from $0.99-$19.99. $2.99 removes ads.)
  • Release date: January 17, 2020
  • Category: Word Games
  • Publisher: PeopleFun
  • Version: 1.5.1
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 9.0 or later and Android 4.1 and up.
  • Last updated: May 29, 2020

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