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Best Multiplayer Apps for Kids
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Best Multiplayer Apps for Kids

11/21/2016
These apps allow kids to create shared experiences over playing apps.

Exploring apps and games with others is a fun way to play together. Frequently, two or more people bond when playing a game -- they may discuss strategy, rules, or surprising elements. With the apps on this rec list, kids can play with a sibling, a friend, a parent, or other adult. By playing with others, children learn about winning, losing, and even cooperating together for a joint goal.

For children under age 13, the safest way to play with others is to do so on the same device. We do not advocate playing online games with strangers if there is a possibility of the stranger communicating with your young child.

This list is filled with huddle games -- games where players huddle around a device to play the game.
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Match Blitz

FREE

Grab your kid and fire up your iPad for a fast-paced game of matching shapes -- one you can play together!

Monster Hunt - The Memory Game

FREE

Who wants family bragging rights for having the best memory? Play this game to find out.

Marble Mixer

1.99

Three different marble games where player flick marbles to earn the most points.

OLO game

2.99

This social game for up to four players combines elements of shuffleboard and knock-hockey to create a fun game about sliding your OLOs (colored discs) into your target zone.

Pettson's Inventions Deluxe

2.69 - 3.99

Rube Goldberg-like puzzles where kids drag gadgets and parts into a play space to create wacky inventions, including one that showers a bird.

Heads Up!

0.99

A variation of Charades where the group acts out words, trying to help the designated player figure out what is on the hidden screen of his/her smartphone or tablet.

Crayola DJ

1.99 - 4.99

Budding DJs layer musical tracks and scratch their way to success!

Take it Easy

1.99

Intriguing puzzle game for one to four players.

Ticket to Ride

1.99

The popular board game gets a digital face-lift as families vie for railway domination of the map of the United States.