Parents' Guide to

Crosswords DS

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Nifty set of crosswords, anagrams, & word searches

Game Nintendo DS 2008
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

nice game

It's crosswords. Lots and lots of crosswords. Nothing objectionable, but the hard ones may frustrate young children.

This title has:

Educational value

Is It Any Good?

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

This is a nifty compilation of puzzles that families can take on trips. It can keep track of up to four profiles, and players can save unfinished puzzles. However, if you are really good at crossword puzzles, this game won't start hard enough for you and will make you work through some easy puzzles before you can unlock the more challenging ones.

What makes this game good for kids and adults who are new to crosswords, is that it offers a tutorial explaining how to play. Plus, the crossword puzzles come with a hint system so that you will never get stuck. You can use three different types of hints: an additional clue, show a letter in a specific box, or have the whole word filled in. While you can't play with others, it's perfect for players who enjoy playing with words.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: May 5, 2008
  • Genre: Educational
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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