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Faktr - Prime App Poster Image
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age 8+
Fast-paced math game; factor in need for more help.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Subwords App Poster Image
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age 8+
Fusion between trivia and word game engages spellers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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Beans: The Coffee Shop Simulator Game Poster Image
age 8+
Caffeine-focused sim runs out of energy with slow pacing.
Platforms: Windows
(2017)
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Pictoword Free App Poster Image
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age 8+
Easy puzzles -- but if kids get stuck, they're out of luck.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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IXL Website Poster Image
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IXL
age 10+
Hundreds of learning activities build skills and confidence.
URL: https://www.ixl.com/
(2016)
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CoBELS Website Poster Image
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age 10+
Science, math games emphasize subject learning, concepts.
URL: http://www.cobels.in/
(2015)
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KidzSearch.com Website Poster Image
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age 10+
Mostly safe kid-focused search engine packs many ads, flaws.
URL: http://www.kidzsearch.com
(2015)
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Pillar Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Confusing puzzler based on personality types misses mark.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360
(2015)
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Brain Chase Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Kids embark on a pricey but fun summer learning adventure.
URL: https://brainchase.com/
(2015)
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Metrico Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Infographic puzzler has off-the-charts challenges.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
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2048 App Poster Image
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age 8+
Addictive math-based puzzle game with a focus on strategy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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DigitWhiz Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Math practice focuses on kids' skill levels, then adapts.
URL: http://www.digitwhiz.com/
(2013)
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Math Apprentice Website Poster Image
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age 10+
Explore math careers through fun real-world simulations.
URL: http://www.mathapprentice.com/
(2013)
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Sumdog Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Mostly free, mostly fun math games adapt to skill level.
URL: http://www.sumdog.com/
(2013)
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Turbo: Super Stunt Squad Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun movie-based game filled with snail racing and tricks.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Brain Age: Concentration Training Game Poster Image
age 10+
Brain training game purports to help your working memory.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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Smart As... Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Playful brain workout provides social media bragging rights.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
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Funschool.com Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Impressive array of learning-based games and activities.
URL: http://funschool.kaboose.com
(2012)
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Puzzler World 2012 3D Game Poster Image
age 10+
1,200+ puzzle collection offers variety and challenge.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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BrainBashers Games Website Poster Image
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age 10+
Massive collection of fun, free, online games.
URL: http://www.brainbashersgames.com/
(2012)
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