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Message 1942410 - Posted: 3 Jul 2018, 0:31:57 UTC

I see ads for this game all the time on different cable channels but it surprises me that they advertise on the Science Channel.
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Message 1942411 - Posted: 3 Jul 2018, 0:35:59 UTC - in response to Message 1942410.  

I don't know what that is.
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Message 1942412 - Posted: 3 Jul 2018, 0:44:12 UTC - in response to Message 1942411.  

It's a game for cell phones similar to tetris.
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Message 1942413 - Posted: 3 Jul 2018, 0:52:48 UTC - in response to Message 1942412.  

I have a cell phone, but not a smart phone, so that's probably why I've never heard of it.
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Message 1942414 - Posted: 3 Jul 2018, 1:28:26 UTC - in response to Message 1942410.  

I see ads for this game all the time on different cable channels but it surprises me that they advertise on the Science Channel.


It isn't just on cell phones.

Facebook has an app for this so you can play it on any compatible browser (windows, linux, et al...)

It's just a game...

Though it is a game that you have to agree to accept their privacy agreement to use.

Most of these app \ phone \ facebook games tend to ask you to agree to share your usage, contacts and conversations at some level.

I've been pinged by people on Facebook (I assume they pinged me and Facebook didn't ping me in their name) to play the game with them.

I ignore any such requests.

It's been around for several years now.

The science channel probably needs the money. It is a commercial venture after all.
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Message 1942457 - Posted: 3 Jul 2018, 12:35:05 UTC

At one time I would get requests on facebook from people that I know. (I block them as soon as I get them) So I assume that they are the ones who play it. The majority of the requests seem to come from stay at home moms, retired friends, and I hate to sound superior, but friends of lesser intellect and education.

I found this about Candy Crush demographics
Of Candy Crush Saga's players, males (54%), are more likely to pay for mobile games. Over half of Clash of Clans players fall into the 21-35 age category with only 23% of players over the age of 35. Candy Crush appeals to a wider age demographic with 42% of players between the age of 21-35 and almost 40% above 35.


So it would appear that my awareness of who plays is limited by my sample pool.

Hope this helps.
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Message 1942460 - Posted: 3 Jul 2018, 13:03:02 UTC

I was a player once until the difficulty level got to be more than I could stand.

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Message 1942461 - Posted: 3 Jul 2018, 13:04:59 UTC

I know more women playing it.
My wife and almost all of my female collegues in the office.
And all 45+.


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Message 1942512 - Posted: 3 Jul 2018, 20:48:07 UTC

I'm terrible with games. I can't even win Solitaire.
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