A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
The game encourages players to spell long and sophisticated words.
Positive Role Models
Aside from the combat, which some parents might not like, this game is about mastering the literary world through book reading and spelling.
Ease of Play
This game is quite easy to pick up.
Violence & Scariness
While cartoon-like and without blood or gore, this game has a little bookworm named Lex fight against fictional enemies from the literary world. Players do not do the fighting but watch the combat unfold after spelling a word.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Violence & Scariness in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this casual game combines word puzzles with combat. While kids don't direct the combat -- it just happens on the top of the screen after they spell words -- it's about as tame as a Saturday morning cartoons. Younger kids might not be able to spell the long or tough words that Lex the Bookworm needs to defeat the enemies and thus we have set the age of this game at around 10.
Is It Any Good?
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.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.