Tampon Run 9+

Cheryl Houser

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.7 • 678 Ratings
    • Free

iPhone Screenshots


Help Luna rid the world of menstruation haters! Throw tampons at them and don’t let them confiscate yours!

How many enemies can you enlighten?


As featured in CBS.com, Time.com, Today.com, TeenVogue.com, Jezebel.com, NYDailyNews.com, Feministing.com, Fast Company Co.exist, among others.

“…if you’re into eight-bit nostalgia (or fighting the patriarchy), it’s also fun as hell.” - Fast Company, Co.exist

“…a simple platformer with ambitious goals. Your spunky, pixelated avatar runs across the screen to the right familiarly, defeating as many enemies as possible while conserving ammo….Throwing tampons at people feels very, very cool.” - KillScreenDaily.com

“…an 8-bit video game with a big mission” - Today.com

“…Tampon Run is a game both fun and educational, like Oregon Trail, with more periods.” - Bustle.com

“…[you] will definitely become addicted within the first five minutes of playing” - TeenVogue.com


High schoolers Andy Gonzales and Sophie Houser created Tampon Run to combat the taboo around menstruation. Developed during their summer at Girls Who Code, Tampon Run quickly went viral and has garnered the attention of major media outlets around the world. Join them in de-stigmatizing menstruation around the world!

Original music by: Drew Joy

What’s New

Version 1.0.2

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

* high score celebration
* pause button
* updated graphics
* bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
678 Ratings

678 Ratings

HotBlossoms ,

Addictive & boys love it too!

This is so addictive, it has replaced Candy Crush for me. My daughters love it & the boys are enjoying it too. Tampon Run is quickly becoming "the cool thing to do". The young girls who invented this game are incredible & I saw their promo video. They hit every point on the money, from lifting the period taboo to getting more girls into STEM fields. Clearly excellent parenting. Cheers to their moms & dads. I never write a review this long, but I'm guessing these reviews are actually being read by the creative-genius-future-leaders that created this game & I have a message for them: The pea-brains that have something negative to say about the politics of your game are whiners. AND YOU GOT THEM WHINING! Good job, girls. For every negative review, it's a win for you. They are taking the game play far too seriously (boo-yeah) while surely condoning video games with actual violence. I am sharing your game with everyone I know. NO SHAME. Also the maxis with wings?? I'm so proud I could cry. I would like to shake your hands. Keep it up. Don't stop. God bless.

Harkitisme ,


This game is what I need honestly. I am that girl with no filter. I talk about my period no matter who's in the room. It shouldn't be stigmatized. So yeah now my boyfriend has this game too.
I do have some suggestions though. I know it's meant to be more of a PSA than game but since it's still a game what about some upgrades? maybe a jumbo pack? That carries more than 5 tampons? Super tampons, that maybe can shoot down two enemies in a row. Maybe you could pick up some pamprin or chocolate or something that gives you invincibility for like a few seconds? Seriously guys that would be great

Dsrt_Pnk ,

Girl power?

I'm new to all the politics that surround this game. I don't really care to get involved because games are for enjoyment. If I wanted to be lectured, I'd attend a panel discussion or find a lecture app.
This game is pretty simple to understand, just collect, shoot and dodge. Almost like Temple Run with a gun. It was ok for a few minutes but it felt like playing Flappy Bird or Temple Run all over again. The music is an 8-bit chip tune which is a little annoying but that's what volume control is for. Overall, get this game if you support the developers' ideas or you just want a game to play while you wait somewhere. You may get a few laughs or eye rolls if other people see your screen though.
I tried getting my wife to play too but she thought the game was too silly. I'm starting to think so too. I don't think it's worth keeping.
3 stars for being another iPhone time waster. At least this is free.

App Privacy

The developer, Cheryl Houser, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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