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iPad App Review: The Room


App Name: The Room

Cost: $1.99

What does it promise?  Hailed as one of the best-ever apps developed for iPad, The Room is an immersive, puzzle-solving game that forces the user to apply critical thinking, spatial reasoning and problem-solving skills.

The RoomDoes it deliver? Yes, in a huge way. The game opens in a room containing a safe. Users must discover how the safe is opened, and how to operate its contents to solve a mystery. Along the way, they encounter challenging puzzles, cryptic codes and engineering projects. Students playing the game won’t even realize they’re putting their brain through a workout. Among the amazing features of this game are:

  • Super-realistic graphics: These are among the most natural-looking visuals seen on a mobile device.


  • Single-finger controls: Fully navigate this 3D world with only one digit.


  • Pick-up-and-play design: The secrets of The Room instantly immerse players.
  • Layers of mystery: Think you know what you’re looking at? Think again.

Can I use it in my classroom?  A great exercise for the brain, The Room can be used to reward students while also encouraging critical thinking. All apps can be found in the iPad apps store under education.

All apps can be found in the iPad apps store under education.

Related resources

Explore the use of the iPad App Store in the classroom.
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Article by Jason Tomaszewski, EducationWorld Associate Editor
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