App Reviews

PetWorld 3D: My Animal Rescue App Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Get animals ready for adoption in fun sim, but set limits.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
Sustainaville - An Ethical Game App Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Sustainable-community sim teaches kids to help and conserve.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2016)
Civilization Revolution 2 App Poster Image
age 12+
LEARNING
Fun history strategy game has improved graphics.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
Google Maps App Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Sublime navigation tool with cool extras.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
Mini Empires Plus App Poster Image
age 14+
LEARNING
A lot of depth in strategy game; heavy in-app purchase push.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
Tiny Monsters App Poster Image
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age 13+
LEARNING
Cute breeding sim playable without in-app buys.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
Plague Inc. App Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
Slow & steady kills the (human) race in disease-design app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
Pandemic 2.5 App Poster Image
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age 14+
LEARNING
Aim is to kill off humans with disease in slow, passive app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
The Sims FreePlay App Poster Image
age 15+
LEARNING
Freemium sim both enjoyable and playable without spending.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
Bistro Cook App Poster Image
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age 9+
LEARNING
Kitchen time-management sim an engaging time-killer.
Devices: Android
(2011)
Tiny Tower App Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Adorable sim playable without in-app buys -- with patience.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
Battle Nations App Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
In-app pushiness mars otherwise fun strategy game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
Minecraft - Pocket Edition App Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Worthy spin-off of popular PC game encourages creativity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
Virtual City App Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Robust building sim doesn't get bogged down in details.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2011)
Game Dev Story App Poster Image
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age 9+
LEARNING
Hidden instructions hamper fun in video-game company sim.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2010)
Pocket Frogs App Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Fun, pretty frog sim could tempt kids to spend real money.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2010)
Surviving High School App Poster Image
age 12+
LEARNING
Tweens experience high school in an age-appropriate way.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2010)