Parents' Guide to

Wheel of Fortune

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Classic word-puzzle game show still offers family fun.

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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 10+

A little discriminating if you ask me!!

So I used to love Wheel of Fortune but I've noticed over the years that all you see on there is white people you might see one Mexican here! one black person there! one Asian here! but you never see three black people at a time! three Mexicans at a time! or three of any other race!! But Wheel of Fortune always makes sure to have three white people on there!!! I think that's very discriminative against other races!! and if you're a game show for "America" then it should be for the people of America!! which is a variety of everything!!! So with that being said Wheel of Fortune you guys are very discriminative!! and I feel like you're a little prejudice!!
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age 11+

A great nightly show to get our family together for every day.

Love watching this with my school-aged kids, but just be prepared to discuss differences in cultures and family lifestyles when they introduce the contestants.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This popular game show is the modern version of the original Wheel of Fortune series that aired from 1975-1981. Despite some minor changes -- including replacing the original manual word puzzle board with an electronic one -- the overall show has remained much the same. Despite contestants' efforts to win as much money and as many prizes as possible, the series does require a bit of intellect (as well as guesswork) in order to solve the puzzles. As a result, it offers an entertaining way for families to work on their word-building skills.

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