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Odd Squad: Blob Chase

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Capture blobs and problem-solve in fun, leveled games.

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age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

Fun and simple puzzles

Game instructions are audio for your non reading little ones. Puzzles increase in difficulty - start very easy, good for about 4 years old. My son played this for many hours.

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Is It Any Good?

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Odd Squad: Blob Chase is a fun, video-game-style approach to using arithmetic skills. With all the appeal -- and addictive qualities -- of other popular leveled puzzle games (Candy Crush Saga, anyone?) and none of the commercial qualities, this is a fun, kid-safe game. Kids will put their problem-solving, planning, and critical-thinking skills to the test as they figure out how to gather up all those escaped blobs. In early levels, there's a hint of arithmetic, though kids can easily pass most levels without making any real connection to the math content. Stricter rules for how kids can use the machines might help them understand, for instance, that using the "Add 2" machine adds two units to the three already present and therefore equals five. On higher levels, the math content is a bit harder to avoid. Parents can make the math connection clearer by playing with their kids and pointing out key math concepts.

App Details

  • Devices: iPad , Android , Kindle Fire
  • Subjects: Math : arithmetic
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : problem solving, solving puzzles, strategy
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: February 27, 2015
  • Category: Education
  • Topics: Adventures
  • Publisher: PBS KIDS
  • Version: 1.01
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 6.0 or later; Android 2.3 and up
  • Last updated: July 29, 2016

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