As promised (but a bit late) here is the review for the second app we tried for lemonade stand. We had bought 3 different versions, I reviewed the Maverick version which was a good translation of the original game adopted for an iOS device and was ideal for younger users (easier to navigate, fewer variables to wrestle with, straight forward introduction to a fun game).
This one Sal tried out as well and although he was initially drawn to it – he eventually decided he preferred the Maverick version. This version has more bells and whistles, both in the options and in the ability to watch a sim-like replica of your day as customers come by your stand.
The options let you play with not only your supplies, recipe, pricing, and basic marketing – but also with a couple expensive options like location and additional employees. It makes for some intersting twists. Sal invested in a clown to keep his customers entertained in line – but this was before he really had built up to having customers waiting in line and really before he could make that investment financially.
As I like to say – it makes for good conversations. Watching your day progress is a bit gimicky but fun for kids to watch. I’ll reintroduce this one to Sal when he’s older, when he’s got a few more math skills under his belt to track some of his bigger expenditures.