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Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool apps and games for kids and parents. My co-host is my 11-year-old daughter, Jane. In this episode, we talked about Mega Dead Pixel, an endless runner game where you have to avoid colliding with obstacles while collecting coins and special pixels. It’s free for iOS and Android.

We are taking listener comments and questions. Email us, or send an MP3 attachment of your question or comment and we will run it on the show!

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

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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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Category:kids, games, apps -- posted at: 1:21 AM

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.

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Apps for Kids is sponsored by Little Blueprint: Personalized and ready-made children's books based on brain science, empowering kids to thrive through life's challenges and celebrations.

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.

We also 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.

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 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.

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Category:kids, games, apps -- posted at: 10:44 PM

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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 and Jane lists her favorite comic books.

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 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. Here it is:

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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 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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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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Category:kids, games, apps -- posted at: 11:54 PM

Apps for Kids is sponsored by HuluPlus. HuluPlus lets you binge on thousands of hit shows – anytime, anywhere on your TV, PC, smart phone or tablet. Click here to support Apps for Kids and get an extended free trial of Hulu Plus.

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?

Listen to past episodes of Apps for Kids here.

To get a weekly email to notify you when a new episode of Apps for Kids is up, sign up here.

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Category:kids, games, apps -- posted at: 12:34 AM