Parents' Guide to

Panda Poet

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Unique browser-based word game; be wary of text chat.

Game Mac , Windows 2011
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Panda Poet doesn’t feel much like any other word game we’ve run across -- which is saying something, given the glut of cheap word-based games flooding the web. Its turn-based nature and square tile board filled with letters assigned varying points give it a vaguely Scrabble-like flavor. Similarities to Bookworm, Boggle, and Word Racer are present, too. However, the ability to grab letters from anywhere on the board and strategic objective to create pictographic panda blocks gives it a feel all its own.

It’s not quite as accessible as you might hope -- we found it difficult to work out the rules behind the panda-stealing system without playing the tutorial -- but it remains fun even as you’re working things out. Word game fans would do well to give this one a shot, especially given the basic edition is free.

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