Purim!! Purim? The festive Jewish holiday based on the story recorded in the Megillah, Purim is a holiday full of costumes, games, and goodies. It’s super fun, and this game adds to the fun. It is a creative twist on the classic game of “Whack a Mole.” This game is “Whack a Haman.” Haman, what? Haman, the Purim villain. You can learn even more about this fun Jewish holiday by playing this addictive, yet educational game.

You whack the Hamans that pop up by tapping them. Try not to whack the hamentashen!! When the questions pop up, try to answer them correctly first time. Your points will add up when you whack the Hamans or answer the questions correctly.

Do you want to impress your Jewish friends with facts about the Jewish holiday of Purim? Then this game is for you!

Who created such a wonderful game? Middle-schoolers, actually! This game was created by an international partnership between Jewish Interactive, an Educational Trust based in South Africa and Israel, and 6th and 7th grade students from the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School (MJGDS) in Jacksonville, Florida.

The sixth graders wrote the questions that pop up at multiple points in the game, and seventh graders created the drawings, the score, the audio, and everything else but the questions. The game was animated, programmed and produced by Jewish Interactive. The Jewish Interactive team mentored the students throughout the project.

It is amazing that middle-schoolers created this game!

So, you should go and play “Whack a Haman”, and remember…

Don’t hit the hamentashen!

(This description was written by the MJGDS students.)

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

purimlover01 ,

A New Perspective

I love this game! The creator has an eye for art. The graphics were in great quality and very well drawn. The audio enchanted the experience. I left the game feeling very knowledgeable about purim and the Jewish culture. However, I would like to know why the game ends? Did I do something wrong? Please get back to me. Anyways it was a great game and I hope there are more like it created!

Thinkbeforeyouthrow ,

Awesome game!

The world is flat, look what this talented group of middle schoolers developed. My kids love the app! Great job!!

JonnyNewf ,

Fun Purim Game

By kids for kids - amazing and fun (and learn something too!)


Jewish Interactive Limited
70.4 MB

Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

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

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