Bluster‪!‬ 4+

McGraw-Hill School Education Group

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 8 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Breeze through vocabulary building with Bluster!

This word matching game develops vocabulary and word understanding for school-aged children, or anyone brave enough to battle the elements.

Shine bright in single-player mode as you learn and practice important word skills. Match rhyming words, prefixes and suffixes, synonyms, homophones, adjectives, and more.

Collaborate with a friend in team mode. The multi-touch iPad screen allows both players to play simultaneously, so you can work together to weather the vocabulary storm.

Switch to versus mode and play head-to-head for the ultimate test of your lightning quickness. Disrupt your opponent with weather attacks like tornadoes and blizzards - it’s thunderous fun and just might give you the edge you need to reign supreme!

Bluster includes over 800 vocabulary words. Players choose a skill to practice and then try to make matches of three. Ten matches wins a round.

• Three different play modes - including two-player action.
• A variety of grade level appropriate content.
• Engaging animated gameplay with sound effects.
• Head-to-head and High Scores tables.
• Plays on the iPad in both landscape and portrait mode.
• In app purchases for additional vocabulary.

***** Want to get all the vocabulary packs? Consider Bluster Deluxe! *****

What’s New

Version 1.5

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

New Features! (see Settings)
+ Show hints - highlight mismatched words
+ Sound Effects - turn off background audio and feedback
+ Disruptors - turn off storms
+ Reduced Words - fewer words during gameplay
+ Speak Words - words spoken on selection, single player mode

Conversion to 64-bit app in preparation for iOS 11 release

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Chelleriki ,

Awesome App

I use this app for 6 years in a first grade classroom as a volunteer. The kids are focused and enjoy the challenge of beating the levels. This past year I had a third grader tell his teacher, he leaned about Prefixes and suffixes way back in first grade. It great to be able to challenge them. It is also great to tell them they are learning 2nd grade materials. My kids
Especially love the honors board where they challenge themselves to be faster! Thank you for keeping this app updated for tablets!! A definite 5 star app!

Elem. Tech Teacher ,


My 2nd through 5th grade students are loving this app. I was excited to find an app that multiple students could utilize at once since I have a 50 minute class and 15-25 students wanting to use the iPad in that time.

RachelRazzle ,

Cannot track progress for different users

This is a cute app, and my wordy 10 year old will probably enjoy it, but my second grader, not so much. I think there are too many words presented in each game to sort through for second graders. It has a great concept, but could use some more to it. I dislike that I cannot have different users to enter, track progress, and such. So many games have this, but the two games by this maker that I have tried, neither have this ability. I know kids should not have to be rewarded for everything they do, but in playing a game, they really need something more than a "good job" on the screen.

App Privacy

The developer, McGraw-Hill School Education Group, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.

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