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Yodel-Oh! Math Mountain - fun math drill exercise disguised as a carnival game

My 10-year-daughter Jane and I love Yodel-Oh!, an iOS target tapper game where you have to keep a Swiss mountain climber from falling off the edge of a cliff. The developer, Spinlight, just announced a spin-off, called Yodel-Oh! Math Mountain (iPad, iPhone) that adds the challenge of having to solve arithmetic problems.

The game is gorgeous, and one of the best things about it is that is free of the annoying crap that many iOS games are larded with: 3rd party add-ons, social network links, location tracking, and in-app purchases. Thanks, Spinlight!

Seven iPhone games to keep you occupied during a long flight


Megan Reardon of Not Martha wrote about seven iPhone games that she loves. I'm familiar with just one (Where's My Water?) so I'm looking forward to trying these out!

Megan's recommendations for iPhones games to play on long flights

Noble Nutlings: new game created by ex-Rovio/Angry Birds team

Here's a sneak preview of Noble Nutlings, which will be released tomorrow in the iTunes store in the US (it's currently available in Canada, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, and Finland). The game was created by three of the core members of Rovio, makers of Angry Birds. It looks like it's going to be fun.

Mark's book and game picks on Bullseye

From Public Radio International's Bullseye with Jesse Thorn:

Boing Boing's Mark Frauenfelder joins us this week to share some all-time favorites: a great dungeon crawler for iOS called Sword of Fargoal and Chandler Burr's The Emperor of Scent: A True Story of Perfume and Obsession, a fascinating book exploring the science of scent.

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