Travel through time with the Horrible Histories Gruesome Game-A-Thon. Visit eras like the Vile Victorians, Rotten Romans and Awful Egyptians to play some of the funniest and yuckiest mini-games in history.

Enjoy 30 gruesome games as you attempt to unlock horribly historical characters like Henry VIII and Cleopatra. Beat the clock to achieve high scores, find amazing ‘Rat Facts’ after every game and even beat Death himself in this Gruesome-Game-A-Thon.

Download the Gruesome Game-A-Thon now.

Horrible Histories® is a registered trademark of Scholastic Inc and is used under authorization. All rights reserved. Based on the bestselling books written by Terry Deary and illustrated by Martin Brown. Illustration © Martin Brown. Licensed by Scholastic Children’s Books.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Loloblobfish ,


If you like Dumb Ways to Die you will love this! I’m addicted 😂 It’s such an amazing game the only thing I would say is that after you’ve completed a game, it shows a short animation but sometimes it takes a long time and I think it would be even better if when you tapped you could skip them

Rnsbtecfg ,


I was really exited for this game because I love horrible histories and the reviews were all very positive. However, as soon as I played the first 3 games I thought it was the worst game ever (for 10 year olds like me at least)

Some of the games actually involve u to tap and u instantly win. They were all wayyyy too easy but, I would really recommend it for 4 years and over as it is quite educative

This review is on my point of view and I just think that it is normally people at the age of 7+ that watch horrible histories and only they would know about this app because people under that age will probably be watching CBeebies.

Developer Response ,


We’re sorry to hear you are disappointed with the Horrible Histories app.
Thank you for your feedback on how we could improve the app and will consider these for future updates.
Kind regards,
The CBBC Apps team

crazy_autistic ,

Love this

Fun little time waster. I played it on another phone when i was in hospital so re downloaded it on this phone now.


BBC Media Applications Technologies Limited
87.9 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
© 2018 BBC Media Applications Technology Ltd


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