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Bonza Planet

Bonza Planet

MiniMega

From the makers of Bonza Word Puzzle

4.7 Ratings 18K+ Reviews 100K+ Downloads

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  • img Expert
    1. It's like a crossword puzzle on steroids! A combination word search, jigsaw and trivia game designed to tax your brain to the max
    2. Solve a new mind-bending puzzle every day with themes like Animals, Travel, Planet Earth, Humanities and Science
    3. 'Bonza puzzles are instantly addictive!' - Will Shortz, Crossword Editor for The New York Times

    Reviewed by Kaylin on November 7, 2018

  • Game freezes Jan 8, 2020

    By Tuli95
    Lately this game freezes and locks my iPhone Xr. It happens when the videos play. There are a few games that are advertised that will freeze the program. The website allows a person to email a programmer for this game but the person must have previously submitted an email in order to receive a password.
  • Great Game! Jan 22, 2019

    By MakeGrandmaHappy
    I love these puzzles and the unexpected workout they offer the brain. I don’t understand why they created a second game that is virtually the same game as the original Bonza. Bonza Planet is barely different. It just throws in a few picture puzzles here and there – a photo instead of a crossword puzzle has been cut into pieces and needs reassembling – or gives a crossword clue in the form of a photo. It’s the same game. I think the Bonzo word puzzles are the best. Once assembled, you think they really shouldn’t have been difficult (none of the words used are difficult) but somehow they turn out to be a real challenge for the brain. And they are a lot of fun!
  • Sep 19, 2021

    By Anne E. Taylor
    Jigsaws can be a challenge. The word puzzles are often repeats or use words no one uses any longer such as "stewardess".
  • Daily Shuffles too similar Sep 30, 2018

    By Navitach
    I do have one issue with Bonza Planet (and Bonza): the lack of variation in the Daily Shuffle. I play it every day, and I always choose the option to watch an ad to play another Daily Shuffle. But I have seen very similar puzzles more than once, such as Dog Breeds (or something like it), Flowers (again, similar ones), European Capitals, and so on. I have, once or twice, played the exact same Daily Shuffle puzzle on separate occasions. I myself have created 2 puzzles, and my son created one, and I have never seen any of them. My suggestion is to make the Daily Shuffles more varied.
  • Aug 5, 2021

    By Susan Perry
    Love this app but recently on the weekly jigsaw it does not say what the puzzle is and I would like to know what I am putting together. If it did I would give it 5 stars.
  • Decent time killer Oct 25, 2018

    By Immortal2153
    Been playing for several months, daily puzzles are good, if you get stuck there is a video ad that will give you a clue for free. Only problem is that this past update made it hard for me to close the app or switch apps by swiping (using the iPhone X). They made it very hard to swipe, which I dislike. Not sure why they made it so hard but it is annoying if you like to swipe left or right to quickly switch apps. But the gameplay is decent.
  • Aug 15, 2021

    By Annie Harrelson
    Some puzzles are very hard. Need more ability to allow hints, or pick different puzzles and earn points to do more puzzles I like the photos in the mix!
  • Aug 24, 2021

    By Heather FX
    Showcase Pack 9 has a photo of a Viper, the word Python in the puzzle, and the fact after you complete the puzzle is about the Green Snake which is a Colubrid.
  • Crossword and wrestling combined Oct 17, 2020

    By brainspig
    This game is my new favorite for three reasons. First, the word puzzles are just hard enough to occasionally need a clue. Second, the variety in both topic and complexity make the game keep me playing. Lastly, adding the visual component adds a new facet that isn’t as easy as you might think! Good luck!
  • Game freezes Jan 8, 2020

    By Tuli95
    Lately this game freezes and locks my iPhone Xr. It happens when the videos play. There are a few games that are advertised that will freeze the program. The website allows a person to email a programmer for this game but the person must have previously submitted an email in order to receive a password.
  • Great Game! Jan 22, 2019

    By MakeGrandmaHappy
    I love these puzzles and the unexpected workout they offer the brain. I don’t understand why they created a second game that is virtually the same game as the original Bonza. Bonza Planet is barely different. It just throws in a few picture puzzles here and there – a photo instead of a crossword puzzle has been cut into pieces and needs reassembling – or gives a crossword clue in the form of a photo. It’s the same game. I think the Bonzo word puzzles are the best. Once assembled, you think they really shouldn’t have been difficult (none of the words used are difficult) but somehow they turn out to be a real challenge for the brain. And they are a lot of fun!
  • Sep 19, 2021

    By Anne E. Taylor
    Jigsaws can be a challenge. The word puzzles are often repeats or use words no one uses any longer such as "stewardess".
  • Daily Shuffles too similar Sep 30, 2018

    By Navitach
    I do have one issue with Bonza Planet (and Bonza): the lack of variation in the Daily Shuffle. I play it every day, and I always choose the option to watch an ad to play another Daily Shuffle. But I have seen very similar puzzles more than once, such as Dog Breeds (or something like it), Flowers (again, similar ones), European Capitals, and so on. I have, once or twice, played the exact same Daily Shuffle puzzle on separate occasions. I myself have created 2 puzzles, and my son created one, and I have never seen any of them. My suggestion is to make the Daily Shuffles more varied.
  • Aug 5, 2021

    By Susan Perry
    Love this app but recently on the weekly jigsaw it does not say what the puzzle is and I would like to know what I am putting together. If it did I would give it 5 stars.
  • Decent time killer Oct 25, 2018

    By Immortal2153
    Been playing for several months, daily puzzles are good, if you get stuck there is a video ad that will give you a clue for free. Only problem is that this past update made it hard for me to close the app or switch apps by swiping (using the iPhone X). They made it very hard to swipe, which I dislike. Not sure why they made it so hard but it is annoying if you like to swipe left or right to quickly switch apps. But the gameplay is decent.
  • Aug 15, 2021

    By Annie Harrelson
    Some puzzles are very hard. Need more ability to allow hints, or pick different puzzles and earn points to do more puzzles I like the photos in the mix!
  • Aug 24, 2021

    By Heather FX
    Showcase Pack 9 has a photo of a Viper, the word Python in the puzzle, and the fact after you complete the puzzle is about the Green Snake which is a Colubrid.
  • Crossword and wrestling combined Oct 17, 2020

    By brainspig
    This game is my new favorite for three reasons. First, the word puzzles are just hard enough to occasionally need a clue. Second, the variety in both topic and complexity make the game keep me playing. Lastly, adding the visual component adds a new facet that isn’t as easy as you might think! Good luck!
  • Sep 15, 2021

    By Chris Double
    I started with the other Bonza and think they are both GREAT!! They are good time killers to keep your mind active.
  • PUZZLE Jul 19, 2018

    By sis5555
    The puzzles are ok, annoying that you cant turn off the sound or music - keeps turning itself back on.... so you can’t have anything playing in the background.. and they are always trying to get you to buy puzzle packs. I anyone ever really that bored? The little tidbits of trivia are a win though. I think for Adults- 2 to 3 stars but for younger ones - middle to high school - acceptable free time reward Spoke about rewarding those that make puzzles- they said no- want money Have found too many with errors. JFK with moon landing. JFK died in 1963. Moon landing was in 1969 - hardly
  • Bonus Coins not credited after watching ads Dec 17, 2017

    By BorisNet
    Periodically a player is asked whether they’d like to watch an ad for bonus coins. However, in current version, after the ad is played (and sufferingly patiently watched) the screen will ‘freeze’ on a blank white screen and the bonus credits do NOT therefore get credited to your account. Sad that the developer probably gets credit on their own for each ad ‘sold’/watched but they do not fulfill their promise to the player. Scam. I turned this feature off in my settings.
  • Noisy ads Jul 19, 2019

    By kodiakak
    I’ve said this before but it needs to be said again. I haven’t deleted the app (yet), but I don’t play as regularly as I used to because of this issue. I love this game, but the ads need to respect the phone’s silent setting. I can’t play this game if the ads are going to make noise when I’m expecting my phone to be silent. Please let your advertisers know that I won’t be seeing their ads at all if I delete the app. Please keep the ads silent when the sound on our phones is off. Thanks. I would happily give you 5 stars if this issue was fixed.
  • I like it but... Oct 1, 2018

    By Effingpam
    The points don’t get added after each game and sometimes you get a prompt to watch a video for points but the video plays and no points or the video just disappears and again no points-not even for finishing the puzzle. Frustrating. It’s especially annoying because the original Bonza game works great. Too bad nobody could be bothered to get this one to work as well. I like playing this one more because I really like the mix of word and jigsaw puzzles.
  • No longer fun Sep 16, 2018

    By Nana2HC
    When this was National Geographic, I had given it 5 stars, but didn’t complete the review. Now, I don’t enjoy it any more. One reason is that I was extremely disappointed there was no puzzle for America’s Independence Day. Today there was one for Mexico’s and not long ago I remember one for some celebration in Vietnam, as well as other countries. You may well have lost a devoted fan for this as well as the fact that so many of the puzzles now require a great deal of scientific knowledge. Science never interested me and I am getting tired of these puzzles.
  • May 4, 2019

    By Mike Fletcher
    This game is very addicting/challenging but it seems that the developer has abandoned it to work on their new one that its beta but comes with a monthly subscription ($3.99/month!!). I have completed many of the packs and will probably uninstall once I finish the rest. They do let you play un-tested puzzle if you run out, but they are usually pretty bad. Now after watching an ad it now takes you to the play store without even touching the screen, I didnt think that they were allowed to do that.
  • Oct 16, 2020

    By Amy Broyles
    I love this game, but rarely play it anymore due to the many glitches that detract from the game experience. Takes forever to load, especially the ads, and often freezes (and no, it's not my device - I don't have this problem with other game apps). I would love to play it more, but I spend so much time waiting on it to load/unfreeze that it's not worth the time or frustration.
  • Nov 4, 2018

    By Krissy Gianforte
    I really enjoy the original Bonza game. This game has the same concept, but the puzzles are not nearly as fun because they use obscure categories and words. Many puzzles are in foreign languages, which really makes the puzzles unsolvable unless you go look up the category. (Most puzzles were designed by someone in other geographies, many from Australia or Africa) Not nearly as fun as the original. The themed packs are okay (generally those words are know-able in English), but there are very few that you can purchase with in game coins. The rest require $0.99. The in-game coins can buy only the showcase packs.

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  • img Expert
    1. It's like a crossword puzzle on steroids! A combination word search, jigsaw and trivia game designed to tax your brain to the max
    2. Solve a new mind-bending puzzle every day with themes like Animals, Travel, Planet Earth, Humanities and Science
    3. 'Bonza puzzles are instantly addictive!' - Will Shortz, Crossword Editor for The New York Times

    Reviewed by Kaylin on November 7, 2018

  • Game freezes Jan 8, 2020

    By Tuli95
    Lately this game freezes and locks my iPhone Xr. It happens when the videos play. There are a few games that are advertised that will freeze the program. The website allows a person to email a programmer for this game but the person must have previously submitted an email in order to receive a password.
  • Crossword and wrestling combined Oct 17, 2020

    By brainspig
    This game is my new favorite for three reasons. First, the word puzzles are just hard enough to occasionally need a clue. Second, the variety in both topic and complexity make the game keep me playing. Lastly, adding the visual component adds a new facet that isn’t as easy as you might think! Good luck!
  • Oct 28, 2018

    By Abi Barnhart
    so far i am really pleased with this game. it is challenging and makes you search your mind in many ways. love the fact that i'm not spending time on ads when i want to play. also, the greatest since money, money, money is not the goal here as it is in so many other free games. your able to increase your credit amounts to be able to use towards hints when needed as well. credits are available every play and every level gets a bit tougher and toughter. many free games really are greed and grab games. this is not that selfish motive. as far as free games (allowing you to really search the game, understand and learn) this is probably one of my TOTAL favorites all around. GREAT job to the makers of this and the way that you did it. Thank you creators of this!!!!!
  • Jun 26, 2021

    By Pat Davis
    Challenging word puzzle. Answers build, as well as increase knowledge base. Another example of enjoyment & learning simultaneously.
  • Oct 24, 2018

    By Abin Rajan
    Its a superb time killer. Good UI. Great interface. Nice platform. Kudos to developers. Suggestions 1. Player must get coins for creating puzzles and notifications when someone gives a rating. 2. Hints should be made more easily accessible and not by ads everytime. 3. There should be a leaderboard for the players with scoring for both solving the puzzles and creating new ones.
  • Jul 1, 2021

    By Hayden Jason Marshall
    Add weekly & monthly puzzles to free to play players please. Thanks in advance.
  • May 22, 2020

    By Ann McNeal
    I love this game!!!! Recently had a problem with the code for opening extra puzzles during this COVID-19. I contacted support since the codes did not work for me. The wonderful support person was so patient and worked with me over the course of several days until it was finally fixed. Never expected anyone to keep helping me! This is a wonderful company!
  • Fun brain game for short gaps of time Oct 21, 2018

    By Amber_sct
    I like that this game because it makes you think but not too hard and is a game I can play when I only have a few minutes to kill or can spend longer if I want.
  • Feb 26, 2019

    By Metorks
    Great crossword puzzle game. The unique Bonza crossword play is great for a quick time killer, and the jigsaw puzzles are a lot of fun, too. Plenty to do without paying a cent, and with the free daily puzzles you can accumulate enough coins to purchase additional packs of you're patient enough. In terms of real money, the packs are a good value as well. You'll easily get a couple hours play out of $2-3. Not bad, in my opinion.
  • Offensive Ads Aug 22, 2021

    By mdkart
    This is not the first time I have seen and reported the highly offensive ad of a young black boy stretched and pinned on a spinning target and the game is to throw darts at him. If you cannot monitor these hideous and offensive ads then you shouldn’t be allowed to offer your Bonza planet game.
  • Great Game! Jan 22, 2019

    By MakeGrandmaHappy
    I love these puzzles and the unexpected workout they offer the brain. I don’t understand why they created a second game that is virtually the same game as the original Bonza. Bonza Planet is barely different. It just throws in a few picture puzzles here and there – a photo instead of a crossword puzzle has been cut into pieces and needs reassembling – or gives a crossword clue in the form of a photo. It’s the same game. I think the Bonzo word puzzles are the best. Once assembled, you think they really shouldn’t have been difficult (none of the words used are difficult) but somehow they turn out to be a real challenge for the brain. And they are a lot of fun!
  • Daily Shuffles too similar Sep 30, 2018

    By Navitach
    I do have one issue with Bonza Planet (and Bonza): the lack of variation in the Daily Shuffle. I play it every day, and I always choose the option to watch an ad to play another Daily Shuffle. But I have seen very similar puzzles more than once, such as Dog Breeds (or something like it), Flowers (again, similar ones), European Capitals, and so on. I have, once or twice, played the exact same Daily Shuffle puzzle on separate occasions. I myself have created 2 puzzles, and my son created one, and I have never seen any of them. My suggestion is to make the Daily Shuffles more varied.
  • Aug 5, 2021

    By Susan Perry
    Love this app but recently on the weekly jigsaw it does not say what the puzzle is and I would like to know what I am putting together. If it did I would give it 5 stars.
  • Aug 15, 2021

    By Annie Harrelson
    Some puzzles are very hard. Need more ability to allow hints, or pick different puzzles and earn points to do more puzzles I like the photos in the mix!
  • Sep 15, 2021

    By Chris Double
    I started with the other Bonza and think they are both GREAT!! They are good time killers to keep your mind active.
  • May 26, 2021

    By Lane Luebbering
    Nice game and not many forced ads. It does take too much time to get coins in order to buy more puzzle packs. 5 coins per solve seems too little.
  • Truly disappointed Dec 22, 2018

    By moonliter
    I play this nearly everyday. Came across the Dogs puzzle. Can’t get it to accept Chihuahua. I finally gave up and wasted 35 Points to see how it fits. It gave the clue but will not really offer the correct answer. It has that dull sound that it makes when it tells you right letters but not right one. Can you please fix this so I can move on? Thanks.
  • Relaxing Feb 27, 2018

    By jujubeebop
    If you like both crossword and jigsaw puzzles, you'll love Bonza. Puzzle difficulties range from easy to difficult depending on the offering of the day and the puzzle pack you are doing. The jigsaw puzzles are my favorites, and my only complaint is that puzzle packs don't contain more. But the reward for completing daily puzzles is the ability to accrue and use credits to purchase jigsaw packs... the best!
  • Ads don't work correctly Jun 19, 2018

    By Deeamigo
    I love the game. It is, however, very frustrating to get stuck in an ad with no way out. Every time I hit the "x" to exit the ad, I get taken to the App Store. I go back to the game, hit the "x" again...back to the App Store. The only way to return to the game is to close completely out of it by double tapping the home key and swiping it off.
  • Jan 23, 2020

    By Karen Ehlert
    This game is simple enough to play while other things are going on in the room, like listening to a book, music or waiting to be called into a doctors office. Most catagories are doable and interesting. My only complant is length of many of the adds, is rediculous if you need many, while you really want to complete harder ones like from the otherside of the world.
  • Sep 19, 2021

    By Anne E. Taylor
    Jigsaws can be a challenge. The word puzzles are often repeats or use words no one uses any longer such as "stewardess".
  • Decent time killer Oct 25, 2018

    By Immortal2153
    Been playing for several months, daily puzzles are good, if you get stuck there is a video ad that will give you a clue for free. Only problem is that this past update made it hard for me to close the app or switch apps by swiping (using the iPhone X). They made it very hard to swipe, which I dislike. Not sure why they made it so hard but it is annoying if you like to swipe left or right to quickly switch apps. But the gameplay is decent.
  • Aug 24, 2021

    By Heather FX
    Showcase Pack 9 has a photo of a Viper, the word Python in the puzzle, and the fact after you complete the puzzle is about the Green Snake which is a Colubrid.
  • Fun Jul 4, 2018

    By Lil g 81
    I used to love this game but now I am so frustrated by ads that will not close no matter how carefully you touch the close button. I also find more and more puzzle packs have very technical words that are not general knowledge, i.e. Greek foods that most non-Greeks have never heard of. When you attempt to use the hint button you cannot close the ad.
  • Pay twice, enjoy once Apr 5, 2018

    By sfwendie
    Buy a hint: about US$0.04. You MUST spend at least US$1.99 to get them. In addition, you MUST buy the puzzles at about US$1.00 each. They're interesting, but it's a problem deciding if extra puzzles are worth it. My budget for this game is US$5/mo, or US$60/year. At this level the NatGeo version is amusing and is worth *** three stars.
  • PUZZLE Jul 19, 2018

    By sis5555
    The puzzles are ok, annoying that you cant turn off the sound or music - keeps turning itself back on.... so you can’t have anything playing in the background.. and they are always trying to get you to buy puzzle packs. I anyone ever really that bored? The little tidbits of trivia are a win though. I think for Adults- 2 to 3 stars but for younger ones - middle to high school - acceptable free time reward Spoke about rewarding those that make puzzles- they said no- want money Have found too many with errors. JFK with moon landing. JFK died in 1963. Moon landing was in 1969 - hardly
  • Bonus Coins not credited after watching ads Dec 17, 2017

    By BorisNet
    Periodically a player is asked whether they’d like to watch an ad for bonus coins. However, in current version, after the ad is played (and sufferingly patiently watched) the screen will ‘freeze’ on a blank white screen and the bonus credits do NOT therefore get credited to your account. Sad that the developer probably gets credit on their own for each ad ‘sold’/watched but they do not fulfill their promise to the player. Scam. I turned this feature off in my settings.
  • I like it but... Oct 1, 2018

    By Effingpam
    The points don’t get added after each game and sometimes you get a prompt to watch a video for points but the video plays and no points or the video just disappears and again no points-not even for finishing the puzzle. Frustrating. It’s especially annoying because the original Bonza game works great. Too bad nobody could be bothered to get this one to work as well. I like playing this one more because I really like the mix of word and jigsaw puzzles.
  • May 4, 2019

    By Mike Fletcher
    This game is very addicting/challenging but it seems that the developer has abandoned it to work on their new one that its beta but comes with a monthly subscription ($3.99/month!!). I have completed many of the packs and will probably uninstall once I finish the rest. They do let you play un-tested puzzle if you run out, but they are usually pretty bad. Now after watching an ad it now takes you to the play store without even touching the screen, I didnt think that they were allowed to do that.
  • Oct 16, 2020

    By Amy Broyles
    I love this game, but rarely play it anymore due to the many glitches that detract from the game experience. Takes forever to load, especially the ads, and often freezes (and no, it's not my device - I don't have this problem with other game apps). I would love to play it more, but I spend so much time waiting on it to load/unfreeze that it's not worth the time or frustration.
  • Nov 4, 2018

    By Krissy Gianforte
    I really enjoy the original Bonza game. This game has the same concept, but the puzzles are not nearly as fun because they use obscure categories and words. Many puzzles are in foreign languages, which really makes the puzzles unsolvable unless you go look up the category. (Most puzzles were designed by someone in other geographies, many from Australia or Africa) Not nearly as fun as the original. The themed packs are okay (generally those words are know-able in English), but there are very few that you can purchase with in game coins. The rest require $0.99. The in-game coins can buy only the showcase packs.
  • Noisy ads Jul 19, 2019

    By kodiakak
    I’ve said this before but it needs to be said again. I haven’t deleted the app (yet), but I don’t play as regularly as I used to because of this issue. I love this game, but the ads need to respect the phone’s silent setting. I can’t play this game if the ads are going to make noise when I’m expecting my phone to be silent. Please let your advertisers know that I won’t be seeing their ads at all if I delete the app. Please keep the ads silent when the sound on our phones is off. Thanks. I would happily give you 5 stars if this issue was fixed.
  • No longer fun Sep 16, 2018

    By Nana2HC
    When this was National Geographic, I had given it 5 stars, but didn’t complete the review. Now, I don’t enjoy it any more. One reason is that I was extremely disappointed there was no puzzle for America’s Independence Day. Today there was one for Mexico’s and not long ago I remember one for some celebration in Vietnam, as well as other countries. You may well have lost a devoted fan for this as well as the fact that so many of the puzzles now require a great deal of scientific knowledge. Science never interested me and I am getting tired of these puzzles.

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