Apps for Kids 057: Mega Dead Pixel

Mega Dead Pixel is an endless runner game where you have to avoid colliding with retro-shaped obstacles while collecting coins and special pixels. This episode is brought to you by Care.com, offering any type of care your family needs. As an Apps for Kids listener, you can save 25% when you become a Premium Member.

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Apps for Kids 056: Forbidden Island

Forbidden Island is a board game (and iOS game) where you and the other players work together to collect treasure from a rapidly sinking island.

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Apps for Kids 055: Badland

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Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode, we reviewed a side-scrolling action/adventure game with fun physics, called Badland. It's $3.99 for iOS and Android.

And, we present a new "Would you rather?" question:

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Apps for Kids 054: Pascal Robot by Atoms

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Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode, we reviewed a bluetooth-enabled snap-together robot kit for kids called Pascal. It's made by Atoms and costs $119.

And, we present a new "Would you rather?" question:

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Apps for Kids 053: Plants vs. Zombies graphic novel

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Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode, we set down our smartphones to talk about the Plants vs. Zombies graphic novel, in which two kids team up with Crazy Dave, the deranged zombie prepper, to rid Neighborville of the invading horde of undead humans. Jane also grabs my staple remover that I was repairing with Sugru and messes it up.

And, we present a new "Would you rather?" question:

If you're an app developer and would like to have Jane and me try one of your apps for possible review, email a redeem code to appsforkids@boingboing.net.

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Apps for Kids 052: Edge

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Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode, we review Edge. It's $2.99 at the iTunes Store and Google Play.

We also present a new "Would you rather?" question. Give your answer here:

If you're an app developer and would like to have Jane and me try one of your apps for possible review, email a redeem code to appsforkids@boingboing.net.

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Apps for Kids 051: Cookie Clicker


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Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode, we review Cookie Clicker, a game that's free to play on the Web.

We also present a new "Would you rather?" question. Give your answer here:

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Apps for Kids 050: Dungelot


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Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode, we review Dungelot, a game that's a mix of Sword of Fargoal, Dungeon Raid, Minesweeper, and an advent calendar. It's .99 on iOS and Android and free to play on the Web.

We also review a new book Jane bought, called Would You Rather...? Wonderfully Weird: Over 400 Crazy Questions! We read one of the questions on the podcast and promised to set up an online poll. Take the poll below!

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Apps for Kids 049: Video Star (plus a free Boing Boing monkey Minecraft skin!)


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Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode, we review Video Star, an app that lets you make your own music videos with your favorite songs. It's free in the iTunes store. We also talk about Skindex, a Minecraft skins maker, and present three Minecraft Steve replacement skins that Jane designed, including this Boing Boing monkey.

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Apps for Kids 048: Stop Motion Studio (plus Minecraft Contest Winner)


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Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode, we review Stop Motion Studio, a free iPhone app that makes it easy to create your own stop-motion animated movies. We also present the winner of our Minecraft contest. The winner is 10-year-old Ruby Schweitzer, who created an entire village she calls Klenmeere Woods. See photos of her creation below. Ruby and her dad will be guests on an upcoming issue of Apps for Kids, and Ruby will get a $10 iTunes gift card.

If you're an app developer and would like to have Jane and me try one of your apps for possible review, email a redeem code to appsforkids@boingboing.net.

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Apps for Kids 047: Light-Bot game to teach kids programming


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Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode, we review Light-bot, a programming puzzle game that uses game mechanics rooted in programming concepts. "Light-bot lets players gain a practical understanding of basic control-flow concepts like procedures, loops, and conditionals, just by guiding a robot with commands to light up tiles and solve levels." It's $2.99 in the iTunes store and $2.99 in Google Play. You can also play it for free on the web.

If you're an app developer and would like to have Jane and me try one of your apps for possible review, email a redeem code to appsforkids@boingboing.net.

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Apps for Kids 46: Nimble Quest


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Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode, we review Nimble Quest. It's $2.99 in the iTunes store and free in Google Play.

Our Minecraft contest deadline has been extended to October 11 at noon PT! email us a screenshot or YouTube link of your Minecraft creation and we'll pick a winner to join us on an upcoming episode of Apps for Kids!

If you're an app developer and would like to have Jane and me try one of your apps for possible review, email a redeem code to appsforkids@boingboing.net.

Jane and I love to get your emails with questions about game, gear, and tech. What's your question?

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Apps for Kids 45: Bean's Quest (Plus a Minecraft contest!)

Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode, we review Bean's Quest. It's $2.99 in the iTunes store and Google Play.

We also announced our first contest! email us a screenshot or YouTube link of your Minecraft creation and we'll pick a winner to join us on an upcoming episode of Apps for Kids!

If you're an app developer and would like to have Jane and me try one of your apps for possible review, email a redeem code to appsforkids@boingboing.net.

Jane and I love to get your emails with questions about game, gear, and tech. What's your question?

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Apps for Kids 44: Oh, Cube!


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Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode of Apps for Kids, we talk about Oh! Cube. It's $0.99 in the iTunes store.

If you're an app developer and would like to have Jane and me try one of your apps for possible review, email a redeem code to appsforkids@boingboing.net.

Jane and I love to get your emails with questions about game, gear, and tech. What's your question?

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Apps for Kids 43: Animal Voyage: Island Adventure


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Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode of Apps for Kids, we talk about Animal Voyage: Island Adventure. It's free in the iTunes store.

If you're an app developer and would like to have Jane and me try one of your apps for possible review, email a redeem code to appsforkids@boingboing.net.

Jane and I love to get your emails with questions about game, gear, and tech. What's your question?

Listen to past episodes of Apps for Kids here.

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