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Parents' Guide to

Bookworm

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Well-made and fun word-search game.

Game Nintendo DSi 2009
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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Bookworm is a fantastically fun word game. While the gameplay is simple and doesn't offer much variety, it is a great example of the kind of quick-and-easy casual gameplay that can be wildly addictive without loads of bells and whistles. If word games are what you're into, the five-dollar price tag on Bookworm makes it an incredible bargain. It's also great that you can stop your game at any moment and come back to it exactly where you left off. This potentially allows one single game to go on for days, weeks, or longer, but eliminates any need for cries of "But I can't turn it off now, Mom, I just need to finish this level so I can save!"

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DSi
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: PopCap Games
  • Release date: December 8, 2009
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: E for (No Descriptors)
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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