Apps for Kids 013: Match Panic

By Mark Frauenfelder

Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 8-year-old daughter, Jane Frauenfelder.

In this week's episode Jane and I talk about Match Panic, a game where you have to tap on the left side or right side of the screen to match the characters flying down the display. It's $1.99 in the iTunes store.

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Published 7:00 am Wed, Mar 14, 2012


About the Author

Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the founding editor-in-chief of MAKE. He is editor-in-chief of Cool Tools and co-founder of Wink Books. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects

4 Responses to “Apps for Kids 013: Match Panic”

  1. Mr. Mole says:

    I’m not a developer or at all associated with these people, but these Train Conductor apps are worth checking out:

    These games really shine on the iPad where you can play cooperatively.  Our three year old plays it with us frequently.  There’s enough minor changes between cities to keep it interesting and it’s ultimately a fun game for adults as well as kids.  It’s more action/reaction than puzzle solving, but there are definite moments of “how do I get out of this mess” and a fair bit of on the fly strategy.

    I actually prefer the Train Conductor 2:USA version over the original, but both are good.

    These games and Feed the Head are the most played when my son’s in charge of the iPad.

    I don’t know if it would be as fun on an iPhone…

    Keep these up.  I love the reviews.


  2. Chevy Kaylor says:

    Great pick! My 5-year-old will love it. (I admit, I kinda like it too.)

  3. Nick Morey says:

    $.99 in your review, $1.99 on 3/17/12. Did the developer kick up the price after your review? 

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