Brutal In Game Economy Keeps This Game from Being Greay 1/5
This game is incredibly fun. Seriously it is. But its designed in a way to force you to spend insane amounts if real money on virtual items.
Let me explain, you get a starting budget of cash and diamonds in order to purchase interior design elements, whether its chairs, desks, lamps, etc. You then take on design challenges to show off your interior design skills by sprucing up a selected room. The problem lies in that they payouts for completing a challenge are INSULTINGLY AWFUL. You can easily spend $10-30k of in game currency in a single challenge but receive only $500-3000 as an award for completion.
Once you submit your challenge design, real players vote on how you did which can garner additional awards, usually in the form of a single piece of furniture. But the value there is again only around $1-3k. The point being, you quickly deplete your in game currency and need to spend real money to purchase more.
In just the second day of playing I am already out...not cool.
This game would be instantly 5 stars if it didnt try to pry every single dollar from your wallet at every turn.
Gave my phone a virus 1/5
App is malfunctioning on my phone and will not delete no matter what I do. Causing my touch screen to be unresponsive.
Favorite Design Game 5/5
I love this game so much that I thought I needed to give it a review. Design Home is such a fun and addictive game. There are so many items to choose from to decorate each type of themed room. I like that it’s a challenge to come up with color themes, fabric types & the over all look of decorating the room. It gives you a chance to vote on other designers rooms, which in return gives you keys so you can enter room challenges. The items you purchase to decorate the rooms with require cash and diamonds. These can be purchased with real money but you can earn these items by entering challenges. Diamonds 500 of them, can be earned everyday by logging into the game and just simply opening your inbox to receive them. You can also earn “free” diamonds by watching short ad videos or completing offers. This game is highly addictive! There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t play it. I would suggest downloading it and giving it a try, I don’t think you will be disappointed.
You only win if you spend a lot of money! 1/5
The game is for people with money. It is what it is. There is no way anyone can continue playing and enjoy the game without having to spend what would be considered by most people, substantial, in order to enjoy the game. There is no way to win unless you can buy the extras that are offered for money. The voting is rigged. If you can’t afford to buy, in order to fill up the purple bubbles, which are suppose to be an option, you will most definitely lose. I am sure it’s enjoyable if you can afford to some a couple of hundred dollars. Games are supposed to be fun, but it’s not free fun. I unfortunately will be deleting the app. It started to become less enjoyable to play. The voting is rigged, regardless of what the game states. My daughter and I both play. We both designed the exact same room and one received a 4.5 and I received a 3.2? Same exact room? They claim it is the voting, but we all know that’s not true. The were other ways where we experimented: same room, but one of us didn’t fill in the purple bubbles, and as a result, always lost.
If you cannot spend money don’t play. It becomes discouraging. I am deleting the app.
Goood but... 3/5
I love this game, but one thing that bugs me is that its very hard to earn money when everything is so expensive. I feel the requirements that need to be met male the game less fun
Scoring method needs to be improved. 4/5
This is a fun game to play. The graphics are great and there are many furniture choices. Wall art and decorative items need to be expanded for sure! Biggest gripe is the scoring seems a bit skewed. My best score was from a bare bones design where I didn’t have inventory (and lower the price a smidge!). Then I paid for the welcome package and started putting great efforts into my designs, only to barely reach the prize mark since then. I think it’s the way Home Design matches you up. I’d rather the head-to-headers be random. Too often I have to vote for one of two designs I don’t like, while having to make an impossible decision on two that are outstanding.
I’ve been hopelessly addicted to this game since May of 2016, and I love it. The only thing that could change my 4 star rating to 5 stars is if they would finally enable you to either FILTER or SORT items by price (in game $$ not real $$). That would be sooooo helpful and take alleviate some frustration.
Why is it that I paid for both sea packages of 2.99 each and now they are both out of my inventory only used a few a handful of times and now I can’t even use them?? Once I saw that I must repurchase them I started to notice things that I once had are no longer in my inventory. I must repurchase them. They aren’t “limited” items either. There should be a time clock or in the description somewhere that you can only use the product a certain amount of times or you’ll only have this product for this amount of time. It’s total crap.
Fun App, Suggestions to Make Even Better! 4/5
Would LOVE if you could sort items by price when shopping and filter by money or diamond value. Also would be great if you could favorite items to find more quickly when making purchases.
5 ⭐️s from me! 5/5
By ValeFolk 9
I’m usually picky with my games, but I came across this. This great app. I’d say this above all, is probably the best game there is when it comes to designing rooms. Fun challenges and furniture. Wide variety of colors and decor with real brand names! Very fun to find the items in a store! Whenever there are limited time furniture, they have a pack of decorations for a pretty good real money price. And the gems and money you collect doesn’t cost too much real money for all the things you can get. All I can suggest is that you put out more crazy rooms, meaning ones that have bright colors on the wall like bright pink or green. And some whacky flooring too! Those are my faves because they’re very challenging but fun to share with others when your done. I’d like one of these released at least once a day, or have a series of rooms, called Colorful cottages series or whatever. Very good job making this game.
At first this game sounded perfect for me but when I got started it turned out that when you run out of money, there isn't a way to earn any more besides paying at least $2.00!!! I was so frustrated!!! I tried to exit a re-enter the game. It didn't work.I would recommend this game to ages 21+. This game is really frustrating. I love everything else. I wish everything in this game was free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not fun for smart people 1/5
If you are smart and good with your money, this game is not much fun. It’s nearly impossible to continue in the game without purchasing the necessary currency to buy furniture to design the room. Not worth the time or effort. It makes no sense to me to spend actual money on pixels.
Contrary to real life, whereas one may shop antique/thrift stores to fill out a room, this app is only fun when you are ‘buying diamonds’
It’s a pretty good game 4/5
Overall this game is pretty fun but every time I play it always says it needs to restart the game to to fix the problem but it never works which is really annoying because I can’t play but other than that it’s really fun and I love designing rooms
Best design game ever! 5/5
By animal girl 0728
At first when I got this app I did not think it would be fun so I deleted it. But then I was looking for a design game so I tried it again and it is way better. I did not know that you could have homes, but you can I I am so excited to do more. The only thing is, is that I am running out of challenges that I can afford because of all the requirements and things, but that is the only thing about it and also that it doesn’t work without WiFi, otherwise this is the best game ever!
Second review 5/5
Ok, so I’ve been playing for a couples of months now & have some observations. First, don’t take this too seriously. I say that because of what I’ve seen in the “top designs” are things like - tropical accessories in a rustic western cabin, children’s art work in formal living rooms, clearly indoor furniture on an outside patio, etc. Obviously, not the way most people in the real world would decorate if they followed the theme given in the description of who you’re designing for. But, if you put together a well balanced room that follows the theme, you’ll most likely get a good score, but not always a “top score”. Playing this game has turned me on to furniture manufacturers I would not have known about if I wasn’t playing. I’ve gotten some ideas for my own house from playing this game. & will probably purchase some of the real life items I’ve used. So all & all, great fun, but like I said, don’t take it too seriously.
Bad management of a potentially good game. 1/5
Been a long time player who has seen the injustice on a daily basis. Read all the reviews with the same complaints. Lived it. And the response from the developer...
“Tell us how to make more money”
You have had years to tweak your skewed voting system.
( 5 stars for a modern room that is slotted for rustic...)
People voting down good rooms to give them less competition. Your merchandise is way over priced for the temporary use of it. You don’t even get to keep it despite paying full price. Stuck with furniture you can’t use without any options to rid yourself of useless inventory.
I can go on for days but it all falls on deaf ears cause they are stuffed with others hard earned money. Shameful!
Update: Got a response from the developer to send a message regarding my experience and they would be willing to listen (LOL), the site / address given is a dead end. No place or way to converse with them. Seems to be more for those reading the reviews rather then the person with the real issues. After not using the app for 2 months (was a daily player who paid up significant time and money) seems things have gotten worse rather than better.
Really sad. Good luck all.
By Nialler's fan
When you buy furniture they only give you a limited number when buy something you should keep it forever!🤬
Very expensive game 2/5
I’ve been playing Design Home for almost 2 years now. Over that time, there have been some changes, some good, but overall the game has become more and more expensive to play. Rooms have 6-9+ decor bubbles to fill so expect to spend 1000-2000 diamonds on each room and that’s if you only ever spend money on decor and not furniture, which of course some of the best ones require.
You get 500 a day plus another 300 if you watch ads. I used to supplement by participating in Tapjoy offers but they have changed recently so all offers are payed (no more game trials) and the diamond payout is less than purchasing directly from the game.
I don’t mind spending money to support a game I enjoy but you’ll be spending $20+ dollars every month. Other games I play I can enjoy for about $5 a month. I feel like I’m getting ripped off when I play, which is not fun and not the point of a game.
Some suggestions to the producers to improve: up the payout for a 5 score by A LOT. Like 1000 diamonds. Getting a 5 is hard and 125-250 does not even touch what is spent on the room. Up the daily too to 1000. You could at least buy a tree...maybe.
The My Home is a good addition but I’ve only been using it as a dumping ground and a way to get those desperately needed diamonds. It would be so much more fun if you could use anything in the store, at least furniture-wise, for free but not for keeps instead of relying on inventory, which needs to be used very wisely.
I cant play 2/5
I’m a new player but when I started my inventory isnt available. I cant choose inventory to design my first mission. I delete and down again and aigain. But it doenst work. What shoul I do? I really want to play it.
Make a FILTER BY PRICE option!!!! 5/5
By Nikki hali S
Awesome app. I don’t even like interior decorating and I love this app for some reason. I can’t stop playing it! My two biggest issues are 1) there needs to be a FILTER BY PRICE!!!
2) A lot of the time the price tag covers up the item I’m testing out so I can’t even see what it looks like in my room unless I buy it. Is there not some other way you could show that the item is currently unpurchased?
I enjoy, but not fond of voting. 3/5
I do enjoy this game. I love design and I love almost all the the challenges I participate in, but it’s frustrating when seeing the top pics look very similar or not match with the requirements. For example, if the challenge calls for us to design a coastal living room, people will just follow a color theme and have a combo of furniture. I guess that works too. I just think during the voting section under “items used” we should have a description of the “style” of the item along with the brand and name, just to make voting more fair and not about who has the most diamonds to spend for a challenge.
Needs obvious improvements. 4/5
1. The easiest update would be to create a filter to sort by purchase currency. If I only want to see items purchasable with cash I should be able to filter diamond items out. In that same vain, the ability to sort items by price is an immediate must. Surprised the game rolled out without one of the most used sorting method.
2. The ability to move an item. They already have 3D models of the objects seems like this is a obvious next step. Rotating objects would also be great.
3. Needs accessories available for all surfaces such as pillows and throws for sofas, chairs or beds.
4. I echo the opinion that the winners tend to stick to the same winning formular with little regard for what the challenge is.
Tip: do the daily matches only until you get the hang of it. They are the least limiting in terms of what you need to use and have the best return on investment. Also peek in to collect your daily diamonds. Once you build your skill and bank start branching out.
Thumbs down on the art 3/5
This is a fun game however, after having played now for months, I’m very bored with it. The problem is the wall art. The choices are extremely poor and it is near impossible to earn enough to buy even these horrible pieces.
Another problem is that it is always slow to load. It is extremely frustrating that things are often way way to slow to load!
Plant prices are WHACK 4/5
By von heff
everyone who plays regularly knows that without a plant or tree you’re not gonna score much higher than a 4. Unless you wanna actually pay to play you’re gonna have to save up your diamonds for a few days in order to get one good plant or one good wall art smh
Love This Game! 5/5
I really love this game and I especially love that when I’m out shopping I see a lot of the furniture that is in the game out in real life. I also love that you can actually purchase the items from the designer’s website (although I never would because they are sooo expensive.) I really wish you can sell some of the inventory. There are items that I would never use in my design and they are clogging up my inventory. I also wish that you could search the wall hangings by color or style but overall great game!
By andrea sotiroska
This app is is really fun and I love all of the options for designing a living room, bedroom, etc. but when you run out of money you can’t really do anything besides sit around and wait till the next day. I think that we should be allowed to sell our items for money. But overall I love this game and I will still give it 5 stars.
Not really free 1/5
This game is REALLY well designed and it’s a great game, but it is virtually impossible to play without paying. You have to buy the items you want to use in your designs, you only can use them a few times before you have to buy them again. You loose more money per design than you earn by completing the design and if you get to level 8 where you can design your “own home” you have to do 15 challenges before you can design 1 room. I’d rather pay $5.99 for the app, and not have to pay money in the game. Because without paying every day, I’m designing maybe 1 room a day, by buying the cheapest items. It’s too much work to play without paying, and not worth paying to play.
Annoyed and cheated... 1/5
Just yesterday I was reading a review regarding missing inventory that was either earned or purchased. What a coincidence that I log in today and start trying to use furniture and items that I know full well that were supposed to be in my inventory are now GONE! Not just one or two pieces, but at least 10 from furniture, to wall art, to table art, to rugs...GONE AND NEEDS TO BW REPURCHASED! I am so annoyed because sometimes I go DAYS with just logging in so I can earn the diamonds and keys so I can purchase items because they’re so darn expensive, and you only get maybe 5 uses out of them before they disappear. Did you think no one would notice???? Now I see why many of my friends have stopped playing. Why must you cheat your players that way??? And we’re not even going to address your ridiculous voting system. FYI...You just lost a faithful user!
I’m not sure what’s going on lately with this app. Normally it works like a dream but recently it has started loading extremely slow and tells me I don’t have connection to complete challenges when I have full bars for internet. I was tolerant of this until I couldn’t get back into my incomplete challenge and it erased all my progress. I was extremely annoyed at this point. Please fix it.
I love this app, it’s fun & addicting. I just wish the daily challenges changed up, I find it boring for it to always be living room.
Fun but expensive read all info before beginning 1/5
I did not read the entire thing and spent a lot of actual money on what I thought would be permanently bought furniture pieces. After spending a hundred is dollars my bought pieces began to disappear - Found out that I only get to use them five times and then they have to be rebought- So NOT COOL. This is a game catered to rich people and only rich people
One issue: Scam ads for diamonds 5/5
By Christie is Pissy !!
i love this app. i think it has a really good system that you won’t usually see with app games. it allows you to have fun while also practicing responsibility with the freedom they give you. you have to design these homes by managing the income and furniture you earn or are given to for free. the stability of this game is heavily dependent on the player. this is what makes it a sophisticated but very fun and enjoyable game.
my only issue with this game is fairly small, and not entirely their fault; and that’s ads they promote and ask you to go to in return for diamonds. they have tasks for you like signing up for a service, buying something, etc. sometimes however these go too far. in this case, i am referencing to the “Get Your Netspend Visa Prepaid Card”. this specific “service” not only asked for my address, but even asked for my
S O C I A L S E C U R I T Y N U M B E R.
this is not okay. people can easily be scammed by this, and this should not be on the game. im making a request to the creators to please delete this obvious and dangerous scam offer from their game. otherwise i’ll be making a report myself to get it removed. take it down.
thank you for making the game, but don’t be careless. review what is going on your game.
I love this game! 5/5
I love Design home because you build different homes , you even build your own home I just love it. I think this is a great game.❤️💕💖
Not so much a design game as much as a buy stuff game. Pretty lame.
Don’t buy til the fix the glitch 2/5
Fun but you will spend $1000 a week on this game
Nice game but has a few flaws! 4/5
I enjoy this game very much, I like designing rooms and stuff and like to think of myself as a mini designer. Although, the one thing I don’t like is the fact that once you buy a piece of furniture you only get to use it so many times until it runs out and then you have to buy it again. I hope the developers read my review and decide to change the furniture.
I LOVE THIS APP! 4/5
By Chihuahua Lover 😍
I love this app! One thing...can you higher the design points for each challenge you do for My Homes please? I am currently trying to get 12 design points, but it is taking a long time to earn them. I just saw that there is a Wayback Challenge that you can earn 2 designs points. Can you do that for all of the challenges please? 2 designs points per challenge! PLEASE? Other than that, the app is PERFECT! Thank you for reading my review and have a nice rest of your day!
Great idea! 3/5
By Ashley Jana review.
I love this game! How ever I feel like I am spending a lot of money to buy something when I only get to use it 5 times and then I have to rebuy it. If you could change it to where it’s yours that would be great! Again though it’s a fun game!🙂
I’m Shocked! ☺️ 5/5
This game is so wonderful and fun. I started only a bit ago and I’m only on level three, but so far, so good! 😊And no, I’m not some bot made to write this 🙄. This game is so fun and allows you to do so many designs. You get to vote for which design will win, and if your diamonds drop below two thousand, you get FIVE thousand more! This game so far has no bugs or Crashes. This game is the best! If you win the challenge, you get prizes and money. If you like designing, download now!
This app would be great, BUT you do not get enough money and diamonds from the daily challenges to buy the furniture that you would really like to decorate with!
Could be better 2/5
By Maxed out Gaming
This game is extremely fun don’t get me wrong but with no fast easy way to make money I think it’s very difficult to do projects continuously. I think a campaign should be added or another way just to make an easy 500 dollars.
Fun game 5/5
Addicting fun game but I don’t like the ticket system but SO ADDICTING
Great Game 5/5
Love playing this game. But, I wish limited time accessories would last longer. I would spend money to buy special items if they could be added as a permanent option for those who purchase. Not necessarily unlimited use, but once bought they are available in your store permanently. Currently, I don’t see a need to pay for such limited use. But, I would pay for things I love to use over and over.
I have a game like this
I love the game but I hate the voting system, which is nil. I wish there was a better formula bc frankly my hunting lodge was the greatest rustic that ever rustic’d, but I got a 3.5 bc they have the masses voting, instead of taking into account theme, staying on story with choices. I also wish there was a trade marketplace to pass off ugly prizes to others. Lastly, I abhor that unlike Covet, you can spend all that money on an item, but it’s not permanently yours, and the “gifting” doesn’t really go very far. I’d compare this game to crack bc it’s highly addictive, but its no good for you.
Amazing app 5/5
I think u should get it bc it’s the best but I have to purchase a lot of stuff but I like it
By lexi Alexis alex
Ok. I watched the ad and it looks like you get to create a house. I thought that would be fun so I download the app, the advertisement did not match the game, it did a little bit but not fully. I thought the app means that you could create your own house. Not just do challenges and place furniture. Other than that the app was okay. I don’t really like decorating furniture and stuff so I deleted it. But if you are not like me the game will be amazing for you