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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Marble Mixer for iPad App Poster Image
Gather the whole family for some classic marble fun.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
(2013)
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RelationShapes App Poster Image
Stellar puzzler shows how shapes combine to form objects.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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The Complete Fairytale Play Theater App Poster Image
Creative open-ended storytelling, but some drawbacks.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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Chop Chop Tennis App Poster Image
An ace tennis app with excellent controls for all ages.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
(2010)
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Duel 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade Math Games for Kids App Poster Image
Practice skills in fast-paced, fun, multiplayer game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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Kody Kapow Village Defender App Poster Image
Use teamwork, cool AR feature, but more fun in multiplayer.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Montessori Nature App Poster Image
Grow a garden in this bountiful, multiplayer experience.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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SwapTales: Leon! App Poster Image
Use the power of words to solve puzzles and change a story.
Devices: iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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Cramble App Poster Image
Compare, estimate, and guess object stats in fun game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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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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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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Carcassonne App Poster Image
Great "Huddle" game on iPad about placing tiles.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
(2010)
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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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Wordlings App Poster Image
Slick collection of word-hunting games is addictive fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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Fingle App Poster Image
Cooperative puzzler reminiscent of Twister but with fingers.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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Plants vs. Zombies 2 App Poster Image
Clever update to popular app, but now with in-app purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
(2013)
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SWAT and Zombies Season 2 App Poster Image
Wacky knockoff zombie game mixes strategy, cartoon blood.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
(2018)
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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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Marvel Strike Force App Poster Image
Marvel heroes, villains team up for fun, mild combat.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
(2018)
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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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Fortnite: Battle Royale App Poster Image
Popular shooter has lots of violence, hits mobile bulls-eye.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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PlayerUnknown's Battleground (PUBG) Mobile App Poster Image
Fast-paced mobile version of violent multiplayer shooter.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
(2018)
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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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Mirror's Edge App Poster Image
Slick side-scrolling parkour game with mild violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2010)
(2010)
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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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Words With Friends App Poster Image
Superb Scrabble clone; open chat makes it for teens and up.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
(2010)
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