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Where the heck are the good games for kids?

03-10-2013, 03:05 PM
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For the 8+ or so group, Tintin is a great choice.
03-10-2013, 03:13 PM
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Firebusters, catch the candy, and follow the rabbit are all good games that are on the easy side and yet quite fun.

03-10-2013, 06:09 PM
For kids learning about letters, the app called endless alphabet is pretty good. My kids (2/5) are loving it.
03-10-2013, 08:45 PM
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Mikey Shorts is kid friendly & IAP-free, but not explicitly educational. You can't even lose in Mikey Shorts, you can only get better at winning.
03-10-2013, 10:13 PM
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Would the Nimbus Games Inc. games' count?

Spy Fox, Freddie Fish, Putt Putt and Pyjama Sam they are...we got a demo disc which had one game from each of those charachters series from a cereal box when I was about 4/5...I loved those demos
03-11-2013, 01:26 AM
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Have u tried Pearl Diver and Lobster Diver (suitable for ages 8-13)?

I too am always looking for apps to educate my toddler, so if you guys have tried any other good apps, please share.

One thing though, really need a list that categorises apps according to age, as age inappropriate apps either bore or frustrate children...
03-11-2013, 06:16 AM
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Wow, you made my day guys!
There's some great suggestions, I'll keep a list of some of them in the very first post of this thread.

Frogames.com - Games for Mac, PC and... iOS!
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03-11-2013, 07:24 AM
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Dead Space!

... no, just kidding...

But there are a lot of Big Fish Games (Match-3 games, Hidden Object games, building games, card games), which are not only suitable, but also train very well. My niche, for example, loves Freeway Solitaire.

Just search the App Store for Big Fish. But be cautious, Big Fish also released a lot of spooky game. Check the description before, or better: download this free Big Fish game finder and browse appropriate apps easily:


Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.

Last edited by Vovin; 03-11-2013 at 07:31 AM.
03-12-2013, 09:13 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: France
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I'll add one myself: LetterSchool

Any other one?

Frogames.com - Games for Mac, PC and... iOS!
TITUS - Politics is not a game available for iPhone & iPad
touch.gg - Bookmark iOS Apps & track Price Drops.
03-13-2013, 03:55 AM
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Location: USA
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some stuff my kids played alot or still do while learning....some aren't games, but the kids like it to learn 3 + 5 yr girls

Enviro-Bear 2010 (3 yr old loves going crazy driving, 5 yr old loves the concept to eat, drive and sleep
Chuggington Traintastic Adventures (got when it was free)
Ball Frenzy (goes free often)
Whale Trail / JR
Little House Decorator (got when free)
Pets in the House (got when free)
The Lonely ABC Beast (not game but kid 3yr old likes it, but letter Z is said like they say in the UK)
Monkey Math School Sunshine
Where's My Water?
Where's My Perry?
Angry Birds Series
Touch and Write / Cursive Touch and Write

(bought alot of Toca Boca games when on sale!)
Toca Hair Salon (little girl loves the most)
Toca Hair Salon 2 (little girl loves the most)
Toca Hair Salon Christmas (free) (little girl loves the most)
Toca Tea Party (little girl loves 2nd best)
Toca Birthday Party (little girl loves 2nd best, same concept as Tea)
Toca Talor (little girl loves 3rd)
Toca Tailor Fairy Tales (free) (little girl loves 3rd)
Toca Kitchen Monsters (free) (little girl loves 4th)
Toca Kitchen (little girl loves 4th)
Toca Robot Lab (plays sometimes, boys might like better)
Toca House (plays sometimes)
Toca Doctor (likes and plays it sometimes)
Toca Band (plays sometimes, can get annoying for parents)

Last edited by mrbiggles; 03-13-2013 at 04:07 AM.