Australian Council on Children and the Media

Wooden Block Puzzle - Pawitra Apsari

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Wooden Block is a simple game that requires the player to drag and drop a variety of wooden blocks onto a board. Caution: Not suitable for children aged 4-12 due to advertising and social media connectivity.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Wooden Block Puzzle was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 16 April 2018.

About the app

This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.

Name of app: Wooden Block Puzzle
Developed by: Pawitra Apsari
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: 4+
ACCM suggested age: Not suitable for children aged 4-12 due to advertising and social media connectivity.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Wooden Block Puzzle contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

The game was played for several hours over several days.

App description

This simple puzzle game requires the player to place wooden blocks on a board to fill up the space, and as either a horizontal or vertical line is completed those blocks disappear and make more room for another set of blocks. Once the wooden blocks don’t fit into the available shapes anymore, the game is over. There is no time limit in this game and the score is compared to your personal best. Once the game is completed there is an opportunity to share your score on social media (there are no password restrictions on this function).

Reviewers comments

As with any puzzle there may be some educational benefits to playing this game including learning about different shapes, being patient enough to complete each round, and developing cognitive skills when attempting to solve each puzzle. However, this game is quite one dimensional and for most children a real world puzzle would be more satisfying because of the physical aspects involved in fitting the shapes and seeing a photo or picture, as a result of their hard work.

In App purchasing

None.

Online information

  • Log ins
  • Other: receive data from the internet.
  • Connectivity with social media

Gambling

At the time of review, the reviewer found no simulated gambling content.  If you discover simulated gambling content in this app, please contact us with the details so we can update our review.

Advertising and product placement

There are banner ads across the bottom of the screen (mostly for retail shops such as Walmart) and video pop up ads promoting other apps (some of which had violent themes and may not be suitable for children).

Gender stereo types and sexual references

None noted.

Coarse language

None noted.

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Gambling content advice

Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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