15 Great Apps to Play with Your Tweens and Teens

It's not always easy to find fun activities to do with your tween or teen, but these 15 apps will get you playing and talking together -- both on- and offscreen. Whether you problem-solve with puzzle games, find fun projects to take offline, or compete to read the most pages, there are plenty of opportunities to talk to your kid about topics from perseverance to online safety. And for more games to play together, try these Xbox One Games for Family Fun.

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Heads Up! App Poster Image
Guessing game is family fun with real-world interaction.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
(2013)
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Windosill App Poster Image
Imaginative journey through surreal, richly drawn puzzles.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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Bookout -- Reading made better App Poster Image
Track how much you're reading, save comments, view stats.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Minecraft - Pocket Edition App Poster Image
Worthy spin-off of popular PC game encourages creativity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2011)
(2011)
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DIY App - Creative Community for Kids App Poster Image
Kids learn, share, and build skills on excellent social app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2015)
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Star Wars: Force Arena App Poster Image
Deep yet simplified card battler has widespread appeal.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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The Room Three App Poster Image
Third in amazing series, even bigger than before.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
(2015)
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Coach Guitar Chords Tuner Tabs App Poster Image
Top-notch lessons teach guitar visually, pop songs included.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Curious - the game of lifelong learning App Poster Image
Learn stuff, earn smarty points in only a few minutes a day.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Lifeline... App Poster Image
Choose Your Own Adventure grows up, goes tech, is great.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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StoryCorps App Poster Image
Capturing and sharing family stories couldn't be easier.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2016)
(2016)
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Geocaching App Poster Image
Treasure hunt = family fun but not for kids alone.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2010)
(2010)
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Solve the Outbreak App Poster Image
Detect diseases with terrific blend of mystery and science.
Devices: iPad, Android
(2014)
(2013)
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The Sims FreePlay App Poster Image
Freemium sim both enjoyable and playable without spending.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
(2012)
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Dubsmash App Poster Image
Silly lip-synching, shareable fun for older teens.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
(2015)
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