Top 10 Paid iPhone Apps on the App Store

Phones are critical for modern communication. But to kids (and some adults), they're gaming devices with a text function. Make sure the games and apps your kid downloads are age-appropriate, affordable, and awesome with this list of the hottest paid apps available in the App Store. If your kid has an iPhone, chances are they'll want to try out at least one of the apps on this list. Check back regularly, as the picks and order change weekly, based on what's trending. For apps that won't charge you a nickel, check out our list of the Best Free iPhone and iPad Apps for Kids.

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Minecraft App Poster Image
Worthy spin-off of popular PC game encourages creativity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
(2011)
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Plague Inc. App Poster Image
Slow & steady kills the (human) race in disease-design app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2019)
(2012)
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Procreate App Poster Image
Awesome professional-level tool for digital artists.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
(2016)
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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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Geometry Dash App Poster Image
Addictive, utterly frustrating action/music/platform game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
(2014)
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Exploding Kittens App Poster Image
Potentially great but flawed version of the card game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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Bloons TD 5 App Poster Image
Monkeys pop balloons in tower defense game; needs tutorial.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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Facetune App Poster Image
Great tutorials for photo editing; not just for selfies.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
(2014)
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True Skate App Poster Image
Fantastic simulator is addictive and challenging.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2015)
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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas App Poster Image
Incredible game -- but incredibly inappropriate for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
(2013)
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