Thank you to everyone for the posts so far. keep em coming. It does appear that with each update this is spreading, not improving. Hopefully the source(s) of these issues can be found and exterminated.
When adding reports to this list please include as much info as possible:
device, model and OS (iOS or Android and version if known)
Also please be aware "crash" and "glitch" etc are fairly ambiguous terms. Please include any of the following specific conditions if they apply:
game "freezes", ie animations slows/stops, UI (buttons) becomes unresponsive, but the screen image continues to be DS. Does a manual force-quit become necessary?
in game activity (like crypt/temple/gw) closes unexpectedly, returning you to another DS screen such as the "village" main page.
game itself exits unexpectedly, returning you to your device homescreen or other app.
the hardware or OS reboots automatically.
thanx again for everyone's help.