We all have a cranky uncle who thinks he knows better than the world’s scientists. But how do you make sense of his arguments and conspiracy theories? The way to understand your cranky uncle is to become a cranky uncle! If you’re going to spot someone cheating at cards, first you have to learn how to cheat at cards.

In this game, Cranky Uncle teaches you the rhetorical techniques and logical fallacies he uses to deny science. Climate change, evolution, vaccination, a round Earth - he’s never met a science he wouldn’t deny! The deeper you get into the game, the more resilient you become against misinformation.

What’s New

Version 1.2

Additional login options to support classroom use.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Bangs Family ,

Fun Premise. Become “Cranky” as you learn to recognize deception

Maybe you can already recognize fake news and misinformation.

But , can you explain why it is misleading? The app has many examples of twisted logic, and invites you to learn which deception techniques are involved.

I hope people use this to reliably detect deception rather than to invent new deceptive arguments!

BritishBadgerinUSA ,

Love It!

This app is a terrific tool for sharpening one’s critical thinking skills. It works (no idea why other reviews said it doesn’t), works well and is FUN! 😃

Wm DC ,

Not ready for release

Not working.

App Privacy

The developer, Skeptical Science, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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