Great Apps to Play with Your Kids

Using apps is often a solitary activity, but not with these selections! Whether you love board games, strategy, word building, or trivia, there's an app you can play with your kids. Of course, any on-screen experience they have can be a shared experience, but almost all these apps actually require another person to play. You might recognize a title like The Game of Life as a beloved board game you want to share with your kid, but if you want a little more hilarity, try Spaceteam or Heads Up to get the giggles going. And if you're looking for an outdoor adventure, Geocaching will get you outside together!

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Silly Street Learn & Play

age 4+

Build character via games on and offscreen.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2018)
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Cramble

age 7+

Compare, estimate, and guess object stats in fun game.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2018)
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Heads Up!

age 7+

Guessing game is family fun with real-world interaction.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2013)
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THE GAME OF LIFE

age 8+

Classic game takes kids on a speedy 3D adventure.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2016)
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Tsuro - The Game of the Path

age 8+

Pursue the path in relaxing play-together strategy game.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2019)
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Forbidden Desert

age 9+

Challenging co-op adventure will make you thirsty for more.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)
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Spaceteam

age 9+

Rowdy multiplayer game is out of this world but stressful.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2018)
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Pandemic: The Board Game

age 9+

Save-the-world co-play strategy game challenging but fun.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2016)
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Fingle

age 10+

Cooperative puzzler reminiscent of Twister but with fingers.

Devices: iPad (2012)
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The Room

age 11+

Gorgeous, captivating puzzle game will draw you in.

Devices: iPad (2012)
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Trivia Crack

age 11+

Addictive trivia game with some privacy implications.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2014)
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Geocaching

age 14+

Treasure hunt = family fun but not for kids alone.

Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android (2010)
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Words With Friends

age 14+

Superb Scrabble clone; open chat makes it for teens and up.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2010)
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