Monday, 21 January 2013

Staff Recommended Apps of the Week - Board Games

  • Snakes and Ladders for iPieces®

    By Jumbo

    • Free
    • Category: Games
    • Updated: Jul 06, 2012
    • Version: 1.1
    • Size: 9.1 MB
    • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
    • Seller: Koninklijke Jumbo BV

    Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.


Move across the game board and place your ladders strategically to reach the top. See how the snakes writhe and hiss!

iPieces combines the fun of playing classic games together with the fantastic interactive world of iPad. iPieces uses a set of physical playing pieces that actually interact with the touch screen of the iPad. iPieces is the fun new way of playing together!

Snakes & Ladders requires the Snakes & Ladders iPieces set to play. 


By Inblosam LLC

This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $0.99
    Category: Games
  • Updated: Oct 06, 2010
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 63.7 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Inblosam LLC
Rated 4+Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later


Croquet is everyone's favourite backyard lawn game! Now play croquet anywhere, competing against the computer, with multiple friends, or play against a friend anywhere in the world with Game Centre!

Top 25 in Sports Games!
Top 25 in Family Games!

Two different scenes and varying levels of play make this your go to game on your device! Universal app!

Single Player mode
Multiple Player mode (up to 4 on same device)
Game Centre (play a friend anywhere in the world)

Gorgeous 3D graphics make this a game you will love playing and showing off!

Trucks in Town

By Pet Project

  • 0,89 €
  • Category: Games
  • Released: 10 May 2012
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 22.6 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer: Werner Pyke
Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.


**Do you love trucks?**
TRUCKS IN TOWN is simple, absorbing game that encourages imaginative freeplay in pre-schoolers.
Trucks spring to life with realistic sound and motion, and interact with other elements in the scene. Choose vehicles for your scene and then get busy putting out fires, picking up trash or collecting kids from school.
This app encourages kids to explore the game environment and form their own narrative as they play at their own pace, an important counterpoint to goal and reward-based games.
(Ages 2-5)

*Three scenes - Town, Construction and Airport - each with multiple vehicles.
*Simple navigation designed for pre-schoolers – no complicated menus.
*Supports development of fine motor co-ordination and encourages imaginative play.
*No in-app purchases, no advertisements, no external links.

123 Kids Fun GAMEBOX Lite - Fun Educational Free Game for Toddlers and Preschoolers - Puzzle, Alphabet, Numbers

By RosMedia

This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 21 January 2013
  • Version: 1.6
  • Size: 86.3 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer: Ros Media
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.


123 Kids Fun GAMEBOX Lite includes 15 different educational games:

🐻 Match the letter on the bucket with the one on the trailer
🐻 Insert the shape cookie into the kangaroo pouch.
🐻 Take animals for a ride on a tractor.
🐻 Throw the ball of the right colour into the basket.
🐻 Find the match to each sock to make a pair.
🐻 Show food eaten by a specific animal.
🐻 Guess the sounds of animals.
🐻 Find differences.
🐻 Find the animal that does not match the other animals.
🐻 Arrange pieces of fruits and vegetables.
🐻 Learn colours with dinosaurs.
🐻 Look for two of the same pictures.
🐻 Pop and count soap bubbles.
🐻 Match the pictures with their shadows.
🐻 What comes next?

Fireman Sam - Junior Cadet

By P2 Games Limited

This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • 2,69 €
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 14 June 2012
  • Version: v1.2
  • Size: 74.9 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer: P2 Games Limited
Fireman Sam’s top selling Number 1 Kids Game App on iTunes has been updated with an all-NEW game – ‘TO THE RESCUE’. Fireman Sam needs help to navigate Jupiter through one of 12 mazes to a fire. There are also some more fun animations from Fireman Sam and Elvis to enjoy.
Inspired by the popular TV show, this first ever ‘Fireman Sam’ app now features SIX interactive games – plus special reward sticker book. 
Young fans can learn with Fireman Sam and the rest of the Pontypandy Fire Crew as they take on the role of a fire cadet in training. They can earn an ‘Honorary Junior Fire Fighter’ certificate before putting their skills to the test and helping out Fireman Sam in some action-packed emergencies.

Hungry Hungry Hippos

By Hasbro, Inc.

This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 11 January 2013
  • Version: 1.1.1
  • Size: 39.6 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Hasbro, Inc.
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.


The Hungry Hungry Hippos are on the move… to the Tiki Pond where you will race to chomp up mangos and bananas! The app brings the frenzied, marble-chomping game to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The faster you make your Hippo move, the more fruits they can chomp. Who will you challenge to this fun fruit frenzy game?

Choose from 3 ways to play:
1. Single Player: Choose your Hippo and see how fast you can chomp all the fruit! How’d you do? Think you can beat your time? Play again! Available via all iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

2. Hippo-vs-iDevice: Choose which Hippo you want to be, and be ready to race the machine! Whoever eats the most fruit first wins! Available via all iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

3. 4 player Hippo: Gather your friends together and start chomping at the Tiki Pond. This four player mode offers laughter and mango munching fun for all at the same time! Only available via iPad.


By Electronic Arts

  • $0.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Mar 06, 2012
  • Version: 1.3.5
  • Size: 60.5 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
  • Seller: Electronic Arts Inc.
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later


** Chosen by TIME Magazine as one of the 50 Best iPhone Apps 2011! **

FIND IT FAST, FIND IT FIRST! Spot and tap objects hidden within pictures crammed with crazy cartoons – just like the original board game! Delve into the ALL-NEW Adventure Mode. Pass ‘N Play with family and friends. Get drawn into the popular picture-pointing puzzler that’s as easy to play as it is challenging!

Turn Pictureka into an adventure! Hunt for quirky items on 5 intriguing islands. Encounter different game boards and bonus challenges. Race against the clock and score more time for every challenge you successfully complete. Think fast on your daring, drawing-filled journey!

Also take on the crazy challenges of the frantically funny board game that’s become a modern family favorite! Get lost in the wacky visual stylings that’ll make you laugh as they test your picture-hunting skills!

Pass ‘N Play with up to 3 other players right on your iPhone or iPod touch. It’s great for play on the go or for a stay-at-home game night! Pictureka is made for fun with friends and family.

For casual fun, you can also enjoy a solo challenge or take on the crafty computer. Fun for everyone, Pictureka is easy and intuitive to play – especially on iPhone & iPod touch. So start right in!

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