Parents' Guide to

Bookworm Adventures: Vol. 2

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Word games + combat combine to create fresh sequel.

Game Windows 2009
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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Good game for fluent readers

A great game for stretching your spelling and vocabulary skills. It's best for children who are fluent readers. While it's hard for children to initially spell words that are long enough for the upper levels, kids who easily pick up on patterns quickly learn to add "-ing" or "-s" or "-er" to make longer words. I like the fact that you never die, just have to go back and try again. It helped my son learn some persistence. There is some 'violence' in that the characters attack each other. There are also some scary characters. But the cartoons are well done and the violence is never gory.

This title has:

Too much violence
Educational value

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (6 ):

Bookworm Adventures Volume 2 ships with three 10-chapter books -- "Fractured Fairytales," "The Monkey King," and "Astounding Planet" -- plus additional books can be downloaded from time to time for a small fee. As with its predecessor, special potions, treasures, and other items give Lex temporary offensive or defensive abilities, plus he can "level up" over time to make him stronger (not unlike a role-playing game). The sequel also adds special wild card rainbow tiles, new treasures to find, and enjoyable literary companions who help you along the way (including Mother Goose and a Cheshire Cat) There are also mini-games and side quests to keep things fresh. If you liked the original, you'll love this sequel! Plus, newcomers who enjoy a challenging word game with a combat twist will also fall for this game's charm.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: PopCap Games
  • Release date: July 28, 2009
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: NR
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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