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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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Railway Empire Game Poster Image
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age 8+
All aboard solid simulation of the rise of the rails.
Platforms: Linux, Windows
(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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DK Eyewitness Books Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great reference books on many topics for young readers.
By Juliette Clutton-Brock
(2014)
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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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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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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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Carmen Sandiego Adventures in Math: The Lady Liberty Larceny Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, low-budget, educational gumshoeing adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
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Trainyard App Poster Image
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age 8+
Route trains to correct stations in this innovative stumper.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
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Jeopardy! TV Poster Image
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age 8+
What is a classic trivia show with a catchy tune?
Network: Syndicated
(1964)
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Thunderbirds Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Exciting kid space-action without being too scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Spellbound Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Families should see this m-a-r-v-e-l-o-u-s film.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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The Billion Dollar Hobo Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Truly inane comedy with few laughs, but nothing iffy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1977)
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