App Reviews

csm_app
age 10+
 
Unoriginal but fun cooking and strategy game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
age 14+
 
Well-marketed strategic action mostly a waiting game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
csm_app
age 8+
 
Swiping instead of tilting = easier for kids to roll.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Iffy quotes, frequent ads ruin what could've been a fun app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
csm_app
age 13+
 
Picture puzzles challenge, sometimes too much.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
csm_app
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Multiplayer mode enlivens freemium combat strategy game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
The force is weak with this one.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Clever update to popular app, but now with in-app purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
csm_app
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Terrific strategy game does a lot with very little.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
csm_app
age 14+
 
LEARNING
Adaptation of classic arcade game gets overly political.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Engaging, somewhat frantic game with some spelling practice.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Quick-moving game will engage kids who love words.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2011)
csm_app
age 14+
 
LEARNING
Strategic word game builds vocab; optional open chat.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
csm_app
age 10+
 
Tower defense app is cute, fun -- but a combat game at core.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
csm_app
age 12+
 
Tower defense game entertains with bloodless combat.
Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
age 12+
 
Clever twist on tower defense genre; violent, but no blood.
Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
csm_app
age 10+
 
Classic word game with an intriguing twist; some violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
age 14+
 
LEARNING
Hangman meets Scrabble, against online opponents.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
csm_app
age 14+
 
Scrabble-like word game is no-frills fun, with open chat.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
age 13+
 
Well-done strategy app with dubious politics, some violence.
Devices: Android
(2011)

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