Free Rice

Website review by Elizabeth Crane, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Learning and ending hunger, a few grains of rice at a time.

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 60 reviews

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This is a great idea, but the actual game format could be improved to keep people interested. The questions repeat too much and too close to each other. This must be to encourage learning and more correct answers, but it will lead to boredom. Questions should not be repeated from one level to the next and the player should never go down a level - too discouraging. People need to feel that they are making progress. Some type of praise, like a flashing bowl of rice image that adds bowls when a player reaches a certain level would encourage people to keep playing and give them a goal to reach. Bright visuals would make people feel successful more than the quiet count on the side. Teachers or parents could offer a small reward (like a piece of gum) when kids reach a certain level. Some online game designer or company would probably be willing to help improve design to better match popular games in exchange for an add recognizing their contribution. These suggestions would also reel in adults more.

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