Inch Worm by White Pixels

This review was first published in MENSA ČR: FOR GIFTED CHILDREN
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inch wormInch Worm is an addictive collection of strategy puzzles for ages 6 to adult. Lead Inch home, past the cherries, acorns, leaves, snails, ladybugs, and dragonflies. It’s all about critical thinking. Problem-solving. Where to start. What to avoid. Experimentation. Going for it. Making some mistakes. Getting stuck. Hitting Go Back and Try Again. It’s all good.

Age category:  younger school age to adult
Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPad)


AuthorAuthor: White Pixels

The following is translated from a review published on the Czech Menza site at http://bit.ly/2w7UAed

Inch Worm is a game supporting the development of logical thinking, planning, and problem-solving. It is suitable for children age 6 and above, and also playful adults. Your task is to guide the inch worm around the playing area, which is made up of a square grid, to it’s home. In most levels, various other critters must also be driven to their homes.

Control is very simple: Click on any square which is horizontal or vertical from the inch worm (that is left, right, up or down) to move the inch worm. There is no time running during the game, so there’s no need to stress. Planning, logical thinking, and imagination are important. In the course of the game, you will gradually discover a number of other rules.

The app has 72 levels that are evenly divided into three series with 24 levels each:

  1. Newbie (“novice” – for beginners)
  2. Classic (“classic” game – medium difficulty)
  3. Master (“master” – the most difficult)

You can select the level by tapping the gear icon in the bottom left corner. In every series, the difficulty of playing the levels gradually increases. You can move between the tasks by using the left arrow (an easier task) or the right arrow (more difficult task) below the grid.

What parents should know

Game control is intuitive, no manual is required. Several simple rules are explained in the first task in which the rule is needed.

https://www.teacherswithapps.com/inch-worm-by-white-pixels-2/Inch Worm (White Pixels)
Acorns need to be pushed away, the carriage can not push two acorns at the same time (difficulty "newbie", task 7)
The acorns need to be moved, but the wheel can not move the two acorns at the same time (difficulty "novice", task 7)
Every snail wants to paint his house, the carriage must not go against the direction of the arrows (difficulty "rookie", task 12)
Every snail wants to paint his house, the carriage must not go against the direction of the arrows (difficulty "rookie", task 12)
What is the house? That's the question! (Difficulty "novice", task 16)
What is the house? That's the question! (Difficulty "novice", task 16)
White houses are for all (difficulty "novice", task 19)
White houses are for all (difficulty "novice", task 19)
Again, it is necessary to pay attention to the colors of the cottages and their inhabitants (the difficulty of "novice", task No. 20)
Again, it is necessary to pay attention to the colors of the cottages and their inhabitants (the difficulty of "novice", task No. 20)
The carriage must eat all the cherries, but it must not go against the direction of the arrows! (Difficulty "classic", task 5)
The carriage must eat all the cherries, but it must not go against the direction of the arrows! (Difficulty "classic", task 5)
How to eat all the cherries and not to block the way to the house? (Difficulty "classic", task 8)
How to eat all the cherries and not to block the way to the house? (Difficulty "classic", task 8)
Each snail belongs to a house in the same color as its shell (difficulty "classic", task 10)
Each snail belongs to a house in the same color as its shell (difficulty "classic", task 10)
Dragonflies are shy and tend to fly, watch them! (Difficulty "master", task 11)
Dragonflies are shy and tend to fly, watch them! (Difficulty "master", task 11)
If the dragonfly flies to the edge of the net, you will not get it to the center (difficulty "master", task # 15)
If the dragonfly flies to the edge of the net, you will not get it to the center (difficulty "master", task # 15)
Ladybirds can not only push but also pull behind (difficulty "master", task No. 16)
Ladybirds can not only push but also pull behind (difficulty "master", task No. 16)
A combination of several game elements in a single level (difficulty "master", task 22)
A combination of several game elements in a single level (difficulty "master", task 22)
The most difficult task of the whole application (difficulty "master", task 24)
The most difficult task of the whole application (difficulty "master", task 24)
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