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WordWhile: Casual Literary Fun

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Smart (and silly) fun for literature lovers.

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This quirky word game is absolutely delightful for any word game enthusiast. The old-fashioned literary motif, the well-chosen prose, and the often laughable wrong answers make WordWhile: Casual Literary Fun a hoot for any "dear player," as this app's users are called. For teens and adults who aren't word geeks but just want to hone their general literary knowledge, this app provides a no-judgment way to learn more about specific passages, poems, and proverbs, because choosing the wrong answer doesn't end the game. Players can also look back on their answers and replay, if desired. Even though WordWhile: Casual Literary Fun is mostly for teens and adults, parents can choose certain achievements (such as children's classics) to play with younger literature fans. Note that kids can enter any words they choose if that option is on in the app, so it's possible that they can use swear words or iffy references. Links to the actual, longer works would be a great addition for those who want to explore further.

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