Parents' Guide to

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Popular TV show offers family fun on the computer.

Game Nintendo DS , Windows 2007
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This is a fun game for families to play together, especially if you have grade-school children. But even if your children are older, you will be surprised by how challenging the questions can be (and how much you don't remember from grade school). One of the reasons to play as a family is to provide an environment where the youngest child can show off his or her knowledge to the rest of the family.

The final million-dollar question can get a little tricky because it isn't multiple choice -- you have to type in the exact answer they want, and more than one might be correct. Even with the occasional quirk, this is a good family game. At $20, it costs less than taking the family to the movies.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo DS , Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release date: August 28, 2007
  • Genre: Party
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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