Apps and Games That Stop Sibling Rivalry

Sibling rivalry may feel like an inevitable part of family life, but there are healthy ways to moderate and keep the competitiveness in check. These terrific apps and games can help kids go from conflict to cooperation in no time. Some picks, such as Sharing With Duckie Duck, teach kids to share, while others encourage siblings to collaborate and cocreate (Curious Words, Scoot and Doodle). Puzzles and adventures such as Plum's Photo Hunt or Lifeline... incite siblings to strategize together, and kid-safe messengers such as Marimba Chat keep brothers and sisters in touch. And there are a ton of picks on this list for siblings to just have fun playing together, such as Mario Party 10, Runbow, or Heads Up! ​

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Sago Mini Friends App Poster Image
Fascinating first app features familiar, friendly fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
(2014)
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Into the Snow: A Stella and Sam Adventure App Poster Image
Siblings model curiosity, creativity in cheerful adventure.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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Marble Mixer for iPad App Poster Image
Gather the whole family for some classic marble fun.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
(2013)
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Sharing with Duckie Deck App Poster Image
Inventive mini-games show why it's fun to share.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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Toca Tea Party App Poster Image
Transform iPad into a tea table with cute, imaginative app.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
(2013)
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Disney Karaoke: Frozen App Poster Image
Fans won't want to let it go; lots of storage space needed.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
(2014)
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Curious Words App Poster Image
Words spark creativity in super short videos.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2014)
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Motion Math: Match App Poster Image
Innovative, fast-paced game builds mental math skills.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
(2014)
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Yumi | Story Dice App Poster Image
Cute, open-ended storytelling app can give inspiration.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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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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Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 Game Poster Image
Family-friendly party game promotes socializing, exercise.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
(2015)
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Mario Party 10 Game Poster Image
Fun party game with mild violence promotes socialization.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
(2015)
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Plum's Photo Hunt App Poster Image
Fun nature missions get kids outside; safe sharing options.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
(2014)
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Seedling Comic Studio App Poster Image
Photo effects enhance cool comic-maker.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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Windosill App Poster Image
Imaginative journey through surreal, richly drawn puzzles.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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THE GAME OF LIFE: 2016 Edition App Poster Image
Classic game takes kids on a speedy 3D adventure.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2010)
(2016)
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Zoombinis App Poster Image
Save cute creatures with fun, complex puzzles.
Devices: iPad, Mac, Android, Kindle Fire, Apps for Windows
(2015)
(2015)
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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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Runbow Deluxe Edition Game Poster Image
Colorfully chaotic party game expanded with bonus content.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2016)
(2016)
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Affordable Space Adventures Game Poster Image
Fun, puzzling astronaut adventure that's out of this world.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
(2015)
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Fingle App Poster Image
Cooperative puzzler reminiscent of Twister but with fingers.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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Lego Dimensions Game Poster Image
Build an epic crossover story brick by (expensive) brick.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
(2016)
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Lego Jurassic World Game Poster Image
Fun, commercialized movie game takes kids on dino adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
(2015)
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Splatoon Game Poster Image
Multiplayer-based shooter sprays paint, fun on battlefield.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
(2015)
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Trivia Crack App Poster Image
Addictive trivia game with some privacy implications.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows Phone
(2014)
(2014)
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Rock Band 4 Game Poster Image
Rhythm game with some iffy lyrics fosters interest in music.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
(2015)
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Virtual Geocaching - Xnote App Poster Image
Send personalized, virtual treasure hunts to any smartphone.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2015)
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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Game Poster Image
Emotional puzzler has great role models, some dark moments.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
(2013)
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Fotobabble App Poster Image
Fun photo sharing app with audio has some privacy concerns.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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Gauntlet: Slayer Edition Game Poster Image
Fun, challenging arcade adventure with fantasy violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
(2015)
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Heroes of the Storm Game Poster Image
Accessible, fun multiplayer battler emphasizes pay-to-play.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
(2015)
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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Game Poster Image
Top-down actioner has some blood and a strong female lead.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2010)
(2010)
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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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Magicka 2 Game Poster Image
Bring along some friends for spell-slinging fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
(2015)
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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Game Poster Image
Exceptionally fun, deep action-adventure promotes teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
(2015)
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Scoot & Doodle Game Poster Image
Collaborative drawing tool helps distant families play.
Platforms: Google+
(2012)
(2012)
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Scrabble App Poster Image
Fantastic version of board classic with lots of tools.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2010)
(2010)
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Castle Crashers Remastered Game Poster Image
Warped, violent medieval adventure full of action, laughs.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
(2015)
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Geocaching App Poster Image
Treasure hunt = family fun but not for kids alone.
Devices: iPhone, Android
(2010)
(2010)
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Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Game Poster Image
Fun multiplayer adventure fuses action, puzzles, combat.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
(2014)
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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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