Flowlab

Flowlab Game Creator – Make games online What is it: Flowlab is a free, browser-based game development tool that requires no coding. You need to create an account to get started, but can begin making a game within minutes. Games can be played in the browser or exported as apps for iOS or Android. The… Continue reading Flowlab

epic!

What is it: Epic is a digital library for kids. It has books for all ages, audiobooks, and read-along picture books. Who is it for: Epic is for all kids, those who are learning to read, those who may not like reading, and kids who do like reading and want access to a library of… Continue reading epic!

Idle Human

What is it Idle Human is a game app that teaches human anatomy in a surprisingly fun way. It’s not easy to gamify a subject as dry as anatomy, but the developers of Idle Human (Funcell Games) have managed to do so. From the iOS app page: Have you ever wondered how the human body… Continue reading Idle Human

Blocksworld

What is it Blocksworld (not to be confused with similarly-titled games such as “block world”) is one of many Minecraft-inspired games, but Blocksworld stands apart in the quality of the game, the number of features, and the implicit instruction of programming fundamentals. What Lego is to Minecraft, Duplo is to Blocksworld. Who is it for… Continue reading Blocksworld

The Battle of Polytopia

What is it The Battle of Polytopia (or simply, “Polytopia”) is a free (ad-free as well) turn-based mobile strategy game. Who is it for Winning the game requires some strategic thinking and there is some very mild cartoon violence (about as much violence as in a game of chess) so I would put the lower… Continue reading The Battle of Polytopia

Duolingo

I often have a desire to better myself, but being extremely lazy I seldom make the time. So it’s good for me every time I stumble across a “life hack” that offers a positive change for minimal investment of time or effort. The first such thing I tried was the “7-minute workout“, which is essentially… Continue reading Duolingo

Dig Out!

What is it Dig Out! is an app game on Android and iOS. Control a miner in a 2D world, digging gems while avoiding falling boulders and monsters. The game is similar to many others I’ve seen, but this one is polished and developed much more, giving it high replay value. The game has an… Continue reading Dig Out!

Clumsy Ninja

This is one of the many games the kids have tried on the iPad and the Android phone, and months later they still play it. What is it The free ‘action-adventure’ game shows a 3d character dressed as a ninja who reacts to the user’s actions in the same way used in the ‘ragdoll physics’… Continue reading Clumsy Ninja

Whoowasit?

[amazon_link asins=’B00JFWLPRG’ template=’ProductAd’ store=’matchstickkidboo’ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’160a5163-9751-11e8-9a3a-d5b20d3630ad’] What is it Whoowasit? is a board game as well as an app where players work together to win. Unlike most games that are essentially zero-sum (a player can win only when another player loses), Whoowasit? is collaborative and players either win or lose together. The game is a… Continue reading Whoowasit?