Today within this post I will be bringing a Lucky Box app review your way.
The app stores nowadays seemed to be full of earning opportunities. Every type of game you can think of, there seems to be a way to play it while earning at the same time.
But while there are games that payout, these are certainly in the minority. They’re way too many games that don’t pay out despite the claims they make.
So as the opening line suggests, today, I will be looking at the Lucky Box app.
If you look at the game’s logo, you will see amounts for both Apple and PayPal, which has a result that has got people talking and wondering whether this is a game where you can receive what is shown.
This game works and says they will reward users is different from others I have come across. But what we’re looking for here is whether they will be different from all the existing shady apps on the market and actually payout.
If you want to find out if the Lucky Box app will pay you out if you put your time into it, then this review is for you, and I recommend reading it all the way to the end.
Lucky Box App Review Summary
- Owner: Lucky Lucky Box
- What Are They?: Get Paid To Play Games
- My Worth It Rating: 2/5
What Is Lucky Box?
Lucky Box, isn’t like the name of the app suggests. It has nothing to do with boxes, but it seems to be a game that pays you to play other games.
Because of this, what I thought was weird was using the word ‘Lucky’ in the app’s name. The reason for this is because there are a few legitimate apps on the store where you can get a few dollars just by playing a game for a few minutes.
So why, in this case, would a user be lucky for doing exactly the same thing. That is for sure, the first red flag.
Now, as I was saying, there are a few apps of its type already out there.
Lucky Box is owned by Lucky Lucky Box, which currently has 100k installs on the Play Store and 1000 reviews averaging 4 out of 5 stars.
How Does It Work?
The app works like the ones I linked to earlier. It is not as smooth as them, but it’s the same concept.
When you launch Lucky Box, you are shown a list of games, all of which are making money games.
You download this game to earn only to show more, which make the same claims about helping you do the same.
Those I listed above are ones that don’t show you any games to do with earning money, only games from developers who want people to test their games.
But from first impressions just after starting up Lucky Box, it does seem like all these games are somehow all in it together with them all being similar themed.
Now how it works is you download one of the games featured on the dashboard of lucky box.
After you have downloaded it, you start playing it as you would any other game.
Now with other apps that reward you for playing games is they do so on a minute basis. So you would earn a few cents for every minute or two you have the game open.
This one is slightly different in that it’s synced up, so every level you complete, you will receive coins.
That is the first way to earn virtual money in the game. The second is through completing the daily rewards.
You can get little bonuses here, such as a few dollars for reaching a certain level, logging in daily, or playing for consecutive days.
How Do They Pay?
To see what it takes to get paid, you can find the options by clicking on the yellow cash out button at the top.
What is available to you will defer from user to user because it all depends on your location.
It seems to be that if you are from the US, then you will need to earn $100 first. Whereas if you are from the UK, then it’s $10.
But I am not sure what it is for other countries as there is no wayfinding that out.
This means that as you play, how much you get all depends on the minimum.
So if we take what the US users see, you can expect higher payouts because there is more to reach the threshold.
Whereas if you are from the UK like me, then this will go up slower, and you will get cents rather than dollars.
Now not that it matters; the stated options are Google Play Vouchers, PayPal, and Amazon.
There are different amounts that you can redeem for each, this depends on, of course, your location, but for me, I have two amounts of $10 and $20. If you’re from the US, the minimum you will see is $100 and then a few other amounts higher than that.
But to be transparent with you, I doubt you will get to any of the thresholds due to how these apps work.
What You Need To Know About
1. Made By The Same Developer?
Through browsing all the games on offer, I found that they were all mostly the same and similar to making money games I have reviewed in the past.
What is tough with this one is when you see games that remind you of scams you have reviewed. Even if the games you play to earn coins don’t payout, it gives you doubts with Lucky Box.
When you try so many of these games, you start to notice common characteristics. For instance, when I opened up Lucky Box for the first time, I was given a $5 bonus, for absolutely no reason.
Here it is:
But what I noticed with this bonus is that the pop-up box that I was shown was the one that so many of these developers use to make money games.
And guess what, none of those paid out a dime.
So it only makes you question what makes this one different from the others when the same pattern emerges.
You might also have noticed how the threshold says $100. Well, I think this is a glitch because a few minutes I got $0.2
2. Made To Give Other Apps Traction
Now my theory with Lucky Box is that the earning opportunities are fake.
You have a game that seemingly looks like you will get some cash if you play their apps.
But these games, and especially the ones they encourage you to download and try for these coins, are known for overhyping and false advertising.
Just look at the thumbnails for the ones featured here which includes Fish Blast:
So there is a good chance that this game is fake and, just like others, is just going down a different route to get people to play these types of games and get that ad revenue.
After all, Lucky Lucky Box isn’t an established developer, so they could be owned by the same people whose games are featured within this app for all we know.
There are just so many differences between a new and unknown app like this one and your established apps like MistPlay. Mistplay has become established and has a reputation for paying users out fairly.
Even with the apps, they work with a vast range of developers who are clearly different from each other and not just all owned by the same people.
3. Will Stop You Eventually
The most important aspect I will bring to your attention in this Lucky Box app review is the money aspect.
Now I have already alluded to the fact that they operate like other making money app games in the store, but this evidence basically backs this up.
If this isn’t the first of this type of game you have played, then you may have an idea of how when you get close to the threshold, the rate at which you get paid slows down either significantly, or you are completely cut off.
From reading the reviews in the store, I found that many people are already experiencing this issue.
Here is one piece of feedback left by a Lucky Box user:
Like you can see with this user, they have reached $97, which is $3 from the threshold. However, the app has stopped giving them anything more, meaning they are stuck on that amount.
Interestingly with this game, there are thresholds for different countries. So if you are from the US, I think it’s $100 whereas for me in the UK it’s $10. But either way, it doesn’t matter how much you need to reach as you won’t get there.
If I was to continue playing the games that Lucky Box has, I would probably get to $9 instead of $97, but I will still reach a point where I can’t get any more.
You have with Lucky Box an app that claims to pay you to test out different games, however unsurprisingly, this is all rubbish, and the app is essentially fake.
Instead of being a genuine opportunity for users to earn, it’s a funnel for the developers to send lots of people to other games, which you’ve guessed don’t pay also.
It feels like these companies have thousands of people on strings, and as long as they say you can earn x amount of dollars, people are going to chance their luck.
But I do hope at some point either these apps are removed from the store, or people start to realize from going from app to app that there is no easy money to be made just through playing a game.
Right at the start of the post, I did mention three games that do payout, actually. With these, you can get a few gift cards and possibly make a few dollars a month, but at least they pay.
That right there tells you that playing games in return for rewards are not lucrative. If the main ones are giving out $5 gift cards, then that tells you that those saying you can make $100+ a day are lying to you.
I do hope that this Lucky Box app review helped you out. After all, at first, these games seem to be all that, but in the end, they’re just chatting rubbish to exploit people for their desire to earn lots of money.