Diamond Dash on Facebook

Common Sense Media says

Fast-paced puzzle game about matching gems on Facebook.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

There are no overt messages in this arcade game, but it does encourage friendly competition between friends.

Positive role models

There are no characters in this game.

Ease of play

The game is fast-paced, but very simple to learn and play.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

The game is free to play, but players can spend $9.99 USD per month to subscribe to the Diamond Dash Club for unlimited play and other bonuses.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Some minor privacy concerns. Players can post high scores and other game-related info on their Facebook walls, and send Facebook friends invitations to play.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Diamond Dash is a fast-paced, match-3 arcade game played on Facebook. The game is free to play, but players can spend real money to extend play time. Players can subscribe to the "Diamond Dash Club" for $9.99 USD per month, which unlocks unlimited plays and other bonuses. Players are regularly prompted to send gifts and invitations to friends to get them to join the game.

What kids can learn

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • applying information

Emotional Development

  • handling stress

Health & Fitness

  • fine motor skills

What Kids Can Learn

Diamond Dash on Facebook wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

What kids can learn

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • applying information

Emotional Development

  • handling stress

Health & Fitness

  • fine motor skills

Diamond Dash on Facebook wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

This Learning Rating review was written by Erin Bell

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What's it about?

In each round of DIAMOND DASH, players have 60 seconds to remove as many gems as possible from the game board by clicking on groups of three or more of the same color. For each round completed, players earn experience points towards leveling up and unlocking new bonuses and power-ups, such as Magic Fire, which causes bigger explosions when activated.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Diamond Dash's gameplay is fairly mindless, but it was designed to be played in short bursts and is fun and lively in that context. Each round is exciting thanks to bonuses that are triggered based on speed, and provide plenty of visual and audio stimulation when active. Aside from weekly tournaments, where players can earn medals for placing in the top 3 among friends, social integration has been largely overlooked. The $9.99 USD subscription to unlock unlimited play and a few other perks seems a steep price for such a simplistic game, but the free version is a fast-paced and fun.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the appeal of arcade games like Diamond Dash. Why can such simple games still be fun?

  • Do online leaderboards make you more competitive? Would you play the game as much if your performance wasn't ranked against your friends'?

Game details

Platforms:Facebook
Price:Free with Microtransactions
Available online?Not available online
Developer:Wooga
Release date:March 15, 2011
Genre:Arcade

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  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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