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    Shape Shuffle – A new dimension to Tangram puzzles

    Many folks are familiar with tangrams, the ancient Chinese shape/shadow puzzle. They’re good, challenging fun.  Shape Shuffle – A Shape Saga takes that puzzle fun to another dimension (or two?) by adding depth and color to the puzzles. One has a target pattern that needs […]

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    Maze+ – Freemium app that lead to some tears.

    Maze+ is an interesting game at some levels.  At a personal level though, it left us in tears. The idea is simple enough – lead your cute little dude through a maze.  The maze is interesting in that it doesn’t all fit on the screen […]

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    Casey’s Contraptions – physics game, geared towards kids with a iPad friendly UI

    Update:This game was bought out and renamed Amazing Alex by Rovio. But it’s still the same great game. It’s a physics, Rube Goldberg game, with a slant towards children.  It is a lot like the previously reviewed Crazy Machines, but it has a much more intuitive […]

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    Bartleby’s Book of Buttons – a fun interactive book.

    Bartleby’s Book of Buttons is exactly that – a book of buttons and knobs and switches.  Each of the buttons interacts with the page somehow, making this a storybook that really couldn’t be done without the iPad. Bartleby, the main character, goes on an adventure […]

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    Super 7 – Flight Control fun with a math drilling aspect to it.

    Sal busted me on this one, but I had the last laugh.  When I called him over to show him a new game, he yelled back “Is it going to be a fun one or one that tries to teach me math?”  Guess he’s had […]

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    ItzaBitza for the Mac – great for early reading comprehension

    We’ve written about the great ItzaBitza line before when reviewing their app CocoaNaut.  I happened to be reading up on what they’re doing lately, to get any hints about when their next iOS release would be and found out that ItzaBitza is also out on […]

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    The Three Pigs – pop up book deluxe!

    I remember the books as a kid that had some sort of interaction with them.  Usually tabs you could pull to pop up a tree or make someone’s tail wag or sometimes, change an image in a window by having the “blinds” change.  All sort […]

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    Free the Fobbles – fun little two player game

    This one was made by a fellow Corona developer. It is a nice, simple game, designed for two players. Kind of wish we had thought of it. Basically, one removes little logs that allow the Fobbles to fall down to the ground.  First team to […]

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    Max and the Magic Marker – All the goodness of Trace, plus some.

    We love Trace.  It’s a great game. But at the same time, we love Harold and the Purple Crayon. Max and the Magic Marker is their child. Max has got a challenging world he needs to get through – and you’re the one to help […]

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    Cut the Rope – a lot easier to argue the educational merits than Angry Birds.

    Okay – so I’ve tried to say that Angry Birds and its physics engine can be educational, but it was a stretch and I knew it. Cut the Rope, another popular, cute little game has been a lot easier to convince mom of its edutainment […]

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