Parents' Guide to

Boom Blox

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Fun cooperative/competitive block-busting puzzler.

Game Nintendo Wii 2008
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

Great for preschoolers and up

It requires some coordination. We had to help our 4 year old to aim the remote, but once we did that he had no problems. He really enjoyed it.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (5):

At the heart of this game is the satisfying action of destroying a pile of blocks in a very dramatic way. Each puzzle can be played over and over again, so that you can try different ways to solve it. There is always an easy solution that will earn you a bronze or silver medal, but finding the one that will earn you the gold will take perseverance and smarts.

What makes Boom Blox so good is that it will appeal to all sorts of players: young and old; newbies and hard-core gamers; people who just like puzzles and people who do puzzles to complete a story; groups that want to play cooperatively and those who want to crush their opponents; and people who like to create puzzles and share them with others (through the Wii Connect feature). Families with LEGO-maniacs will find this game provides kids with endless ways to construct block puzzles to share with parents, siblings, or friends.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release date: May 6, 2008
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: E for Cartoon Violence and Comic Mischief
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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