Facebook Users: Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?

By Matt McKinley Comment

A game called Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader has more than 150,000 monthly users after launching on Facebook at the beginning of the month.

Ludia Inc. and Mark Burnett’s One Three Television LLC teamed up to create the application that’s based on the syndicated TV game show.

Ludia Chief Executive Officer Alex Thabet said in a press release:

Contestants simultaneously compete to correctly answer eight multiple choice questions pooled from different school subjects such as art, world geography, earth science, math, languages and others, with the ability to use the cheat to help answer difficult questions. The top three players at the end of the first round have a chance at boosting cas” earnings by correctly answering a 5th Grader Bonus Question. At the end of the game, a successful contestant can share winnings with friends and brag about the win by posting it on his/her Facebook wall.

The live, multiplayer game allows you to follow friends’ grades and progress with authentic theme music in a classroom setting. Instead of asking an actual fifth grader like on the TV show, you copy off your Facebook friends as a lifeline.

Your grades are based on your daily high score and are displayed next to your name for others to see. They range from an F to an A+.

Each day you log in, you get one free spin on the fortune reel, a slot machine where you can win cash, free shows (which can be exchanged for Facebook credits) or the jackpot of 100 free shows.

Additional spins on the fortune reel can be purchased for 10 Facebook credits.

The Facebook game is getting great reviews from players, averaging 4.8 out of 5 stars based on more than 6,800 reviews.