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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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 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 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 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.

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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 the followup to the worldwide hit Plants Vs. Zombies. It's called Plants Vs. Zombies 2 and 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.

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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 a fun sandbox style iPad app by the creators of Second Life. If you like Minecraft and Lego, you will like it. It's called Blocksworld and it's free in the iTunes store.

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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 Dumb Ways to Die , which is free in the iTunes store.

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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 Anodia, which is $2.99 in the iTunes store.

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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 Kingdom Rush Frontiers for the iPhone (and iPad)

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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 ArcherCat, a tower defense game for iOS and Android.

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In this episode of Apps for Kids, we talk about Chip Chain, a fun spin on the match-3 genre. We also talk about the Magic Treehouse series of books.

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In this episode of Apps for Kids, we talk The Big Big Castle, a game where you build and destroy castles. It's free in the iTune store.

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In this episode of Apps for Kids, we talk about an online makers' club app for iOS called DIY.org. It's free in the iTune store.

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In this episode of Apps for Kids, we talk about a coloring book app for iPhone called Cobypic. It's 99 cents in the iTune store.

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In this week's episode Jane and I talk about Space Holiday, a "line-drawing puzzle where you link stars to create constellations and open the star portal while avoiding the asteroids."

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In this week's episode Jane and I talk about iHideAndSeek. You play the game by hiding your iPhone somewhere in a room and having your friends try to find it by listening to the sounds the phone makes every once in a while. It's 99-cents in the iTunes store (I said it was free in the podcast, but I was mistaken).

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In this week's episode Jane and I talk about Yodel-Oh!, a target tapper game where you have to keep a Swiss mountain climber from falling off the edge of a cliff. It's $0.99 in the iTunes store (Yodel-Oh! for iPad, Yodel-Oh!™ for iPhone).

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In this week's episode Jane and I talk about Subway Surfers, an endless runner game where you get caught painting graffiti on a train car and have to run away from the police. It's free in the iTunes store.

NewImageIn our listener email segment, we learned about an avatar making app called Funky Bunny Avatar. Here's Jane's avatar (right). If you would like to have us read your favorite game or gadget recommendation on the air, or if you have a question you'd like us to answer on the show, email us at appsforkids@boingboing.net. Include your age, and the city, state, and country you live in.

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In this week's episode Jane and I talk about Flow Free, a game where you try to connect pairs of colored dots without crossing any lines you've already drawn. It's free in the iTunes store.

Don't forget to be part of our "Listener Email" segment. If you would like to have us read your favorite game or gadget recommendation on the air, or if you have a question you'd like us to answer on the show, email us at appsforkids@boingboing.net. Include your age, and the city, state, and country you live in.

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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In this week's episode Jane and I talk about Cargo-Bot, a game where you program a robotic crane to move and sort colored wooden carts from one place to another. It's free in the iTunes store.

Don't forget to be part of our "Listener Email" segment. If you would like to have us read your favorite game or gadget recommendation on the air, or if you have a question you'd like us to answer on the show, email us at appsforkids@boingboing.net. Include your age, and the city, state, and country you live in.

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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In this week's episode Jane and I talk about Expand it!, a game where you inflate little dinosaurs by tapping on them until they reach a rainbow. It's 99 cents in the iTunes store and free on Android.

Don't forget to be part of our "Listener Email" segment. If you would like to have us read your favorite game or gadget recommendation on the air, or if you have a question you'd like us to answer on the show, email us at appsforkids@boingboing.net. Include your age, and the city, state, and country you live in.

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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Mobbles Click here to play episode. Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 9-year-old daughter, Jane Frauenfelder.

In this week's episode Jane and I talk about Mobbles, a game where you capture and take care of little monsters that live in your neighborhood. It's free in the iTunes store and on Android.

We also talk about a fun voice changing app called Crazy Squirrel.

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Click here to play episode. Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 9-year-old daughter, Jane Frauenfelder.

In this week's episode Jane's older sister Sarina tells us about Geared, a puzzle game where you have to connect gears together. It's free in the iTunes Store.

We also talk about other games, including Gears, Anticlon, and PrestoBingo Shapes.

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Junk jack

Click here to play episode. Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 9-year-old daughter, Jane Frauenfelder.

In this week's episode we talk about Junk Jack, a sandbox game that's a lot like a 2D version of Minecraft. It's $2.99 in the iTunes Store.

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Madcoaster
Click here to play episode. Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 9-year-old daughter, Jane Frauenfelder.

In this week's episode we talk about Madcoaster, an endless runner game where you try to survive for as long as possible on a roller coaster. It's 99 cents in the iTunes store.

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Click here to play episode. Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 9-year-old daughter, Jane Frauenfelder.

In this week's episode Jane and I talk about 8bit Ninja, a game where you have to dodge giant bouncing fruit that has invaded your dojo. It's free in the iTunes store.

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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 9-year-old daughter, Jane Frauenfelder.

In this week's episode Jane and I talk about Cordy Sky, a game where you have to help Cordy re-fuel his rocket ship after it crash lands on a planet.

Don't forget to be part of our "Listener Email" segment. If you would like to have us read your favorite game or gadget recommendation on the air, or if you have a question you'd like us to answer on the show, email us at appsforkids@boingboing.net. Include your age, and the city, state, and country you live in.

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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 9-year-old daughter, Jane Frauenfelder.

In this week's episode Jane and I talk about Got Cow?, a game where you have to save innocent cows from alien abductors. It's 99 cents in the iTunes store.

Don't forget to be part of our "Listener Email" segment. If you would like to have us read your favorite game or gadget recommendation on the air, or if you have a question you'd like us to answer on the show, email us at appsforkids@boingboing.net. Include your age, and the city, state, and country you live in.

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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 9-year-old daughter, Jane Frauenfelder.

In this week's episode Jane and I talk about Where's My Water?, a game where you have to help an alligator take a shower. It's 99 cents in the iTunes store and the Android Market.

Don't forget to be part of our "Listener Email" segment. If you would like to have us read your favorite game or gadget recommendation on the air, or if you have a question you'd like us to answer on the show, email us at appsforkids@boingboing.net. Include your age, and the city, state, and country you live in.

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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 9-year-old daughter, Jane Frauenfelder.

In this week's episode Jane and I talk about an interactive storybook app for iOS called, Plug and the Paddywhacks.

Don't forget to be part of our "Listener Email" segment. If you would like to have us read your favorite game or gadget recommendation on the air, or if you have a question you'd like us to answer on the show, email us at appsforkids@boingboing.net. Include your age, and the city, state, and country you live in.

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Category:kids, games, apps -- posted at: 5:48pm PDT

Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 9-year-old daughter, Jane Frauenfelder.

In this week's episode Jane and I talk about the engineering construction simulation game, Simple Physics. We also discuss "endless runner" games in our "Listener Email" segment. If you would like to have us read your favorite game or gadget recommendation on the air, or if you have a question you'd like us to answer on the show, email us at appsforkids@boingboing.net. Include your age, and the city, state, and country you live in.

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Category:kids, games, apps -- posted at: 5:09pm PDT

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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 8-year-old daughter, Jane Frauenfelder.

In this week's episode Jane and I talk about Combin3, a visual matching game that pits kids equally against grownups. 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. If you are a listener and would like to have us read your game or gadget recommendation on the air, email us at appsforkids@boingboing.net

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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 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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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 Tiny Tower, a simulation game where you earn money by opening businesses in a skyscraper and build the tower one floor at a time. It's free in the iTunes store.

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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 8-year-old daughter, Jane Frauenfelder.

In this week's episode Jane and I talk about Bag It, a puzzle game where you are challenged to bag grocery items without damaging them. Bag It! is 2.99 in the iTunes store and $1.99 in the Android Market. It's also available for $2.99 as a Barnes & Noble Nook app.

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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 8-year-old daughter, Jane Frauenfelder.

In this week's episode In Jane and I talk about two games. One is called Windosill and the other one is called Feed the Head. Both are made by Vectorpark, and are available both as desktop games and on the iPad. Feed the Head is available in an iPhone versionas well.

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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 8-year-old daughter, Jane Frauenfelder. In this week's episode we have a special guest. He's Jane's friend and his name is Ronan Park. He's going to tell us about a terrific endless runner game for the iPhone and iPad called Jetpack Joyride. It's free in the iTunes store.

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Category:kids, games, apps -- posted at: 7:11pm PDT

MadchefToday, we review game called Mad Chef. It's 99 cents iPhone and iPad in the iTunes store. Watch a video of Mad Chef in action here.

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Mini-PaintersApps 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. Today, we review a multiplayer game called Mini Painters. It's free for iPhone and iPad in the iTunes store.

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Category:kids, games, apps -- posted at: 9:56am PDT

Numbers-League Today, we review a math skills game called Numbers League for the iPad. I hesitate to call it educational, because it's so much fun to play that your kid won't realize she is sharpening her arithmetic skills as she adds, subtracts, and multiplies numbers to vanquish super villains. It's $3.99 in the iTunes store. If you're an app developer and would like to have Jane and I try one of your apps for possible review, email a redeem code to appsforkids@boingboing.net.

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Category:kids, games, apps -- posted at: 9:39am PDT

Today, we review a remake of a 1991 Macintosh game called Glider Classic for the iPhone and iPad.

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Apps for Kids 004: Toca Hair Salon

Today, we talk about a great fictional video series for kids called Recess Stories, and review a hair salon simulation app for the iPad called Toca Hair Salon.

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Apps for Kids 003: Kingdom Rush

In episode 3, Jane and I review Kingdom Rush, a fun tower defense game that's available for free play on the web, and on the iPad for $2.99.

We're going to start this podcast with some tips from Jane's older sister Sarina, who holds the family record in the game Temple Run, which we reviewed in Apps for Kids episode 1.

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Jane and Mark review the platformer, Robot Wants Kitty

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In the first episode of Boing Boing's Apps for Kids podcast, Jane and I review Temple Run. It's free and you can download it for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touvh from the iTunes Store.

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