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SimplePhysics App Poster Image
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age 11+
Fascinating but overly challenging building-design app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
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Airplane! App Poster Image
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age 11+
Easier but less interesting than most flight-simulator apps.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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Goat Simulator App Poster Image
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age 11+
Silly, outrageous sim with some cartoonish violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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SimCity BuildIt App Poster Image
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age 11+
Decent city builder marred by "freemium" model.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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Disney Magic Kingdoms App Poster Image
age 11+
Initially appealing pay-or-wait sim. Your money? Let it go.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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PopJam App Poster Image
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age 11+
Social media app for kids under 13 pushes follows and likes.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Sid Meier's Civilization VI App Poster Image
age 11+
Steep price, but adaptation of PC classic is incredible.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2018)
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Lego Tower App Poster Image
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age 11+
Reach new heights in fun but highly repetitive sim.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Diner DASH Adventures App Poster Image
age 11+
Flo's latest grand opening dishes out overpriced leftovers.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Textfree Unlimited App Poster Image
age 14+
Free alternative (with ads) for text-message junkies.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
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Pocket God: Journey to Uranus App Poster Image
age 14+
New torture for pygmies in so-so expansion to iPhone smash.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Stardom: The A-List App Poster Image
age 14+
No big thrills, but celebrity life sim can be hypnotic.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Pandemic 2.5 App Poster Image
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age 14+
Aim is to kill off humans with disease in slow, passive app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Mini Empires Plus App Poster Image
age 14+
A lot of depth in strategy game; heavy in-app purchase push.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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High School Story App Poster Image
age 14+
Jocks, nerds, and you star in this positive teen drama sim.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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beme: Share video. Honestly. App Poster Image
age 14+
Videos meant to be "authentic" are too random to make sense.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Miitomo App Poster Image
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age 14+
Make a mini-me to talk with friends, take pics, play game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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LongStory App Poster Image
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age 14+
LGBTQ-friendly sim navigates teen relationships and drama.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Houseparty - Group Video Chat App Poster Image
age 14+
Virtual video hangouts have potential pitfalls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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brighten App Poster Image
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age 14+
Manufactured compliments spread cheer, however shallow.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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