Multiplayer Apps

Looking for apps to play as a family or with friends? Or just trying to avoid the tantrums that come with two kids and one device? Here are several great apps that let kids play together -- or against each other. Some of the apps on this list provide you with the ability to play on the same device, while others are multiplayer games that allow you to play over the same Wi-Fi network on more than one device. A few on this list are online multiplayer games, so be sure to talk with your kids about online safety before they play. For more family fun, try these Party Games for Families and Friends.

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Halloween - Where Is My Hat?

age 3+

Whack-a-mole meets Simon Says in fun impulse-control game.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2018)
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Marble Mixer for iPad

age 3+

Gather the whole family for some classic marble fun.

Devices: iPad (2013)
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RelationShapes

age 3+

Stellar puzzler shows how shapes combine to form objects.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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Caribu: Family Video Calls

age 4+

Read books or play games face-to-face, even when far apart.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook (2018)
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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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Duel 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade Math Games for Kids

age 6+

Practice skills in fast-paced, fun, multiplayer game.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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Montessori Nature

age 6+

Grow a garden in this bountiful, multiplayer experience.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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SwapTales: Leon!

age 6+

Use the power of words to solve puzzles and change a story.

Devices: iPad (2016)
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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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Carcassonne - Tiles & Tactics

age 8+

Board game classic returns to mobile with faithful port.

Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android (2017)
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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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Minecraft

age 8+

Worthy spin-off of popular PC game encourages creativity.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2011)
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Tetris

age 8+

Logic-based game would benefit from fewer ads.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2020)
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Trivia Royale

age 8+

Age-specific, fun, competitive trivia contest.

Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android (2020)
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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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Twenty

age 8+

Fast, free matching game you'll play again and again.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2015)
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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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