Two extremely well-designed apps—One. Two. Match-A-Roo by CMCD Visual Symbols and Match the Pairs by Fabrik 19—take the concept of the classic match game to the digital world. Both apps are perfect examples of the idea that kids learn by doing; and that important skills—like memory development and quick visual analysis—are best achieved if kids are having fun. You’ll want in on these apps, too. Like the best apps, they’re engaging for every user.
Critteroos and features the same beautiful animal photographs. This is a classic “Concentration” style game where users turn over animal photographs—two at a time—until they get a match. The customizable aspects of this program are easy to navigate. Users can choose the types of matches they want to seek: either a two-of-a-kind exact match, same animal/different view, or a full and close-up view of the same animal. Users also get to choose from sets of farm animals, pets, animals of the forest, and wild animals. And users get to choose whether they want to play with twelve, sixteen, or twenty cards, so even the youngest players can participate, but older kids won’t easily get bored.
Match the Pairs – Junior Edition is a truly challenging variation on classic match games. This app is very easy to navigate and easy to play, but truly challenging to master, which makes it an app with the potential to give you and your kids years of enjoyment. And I do mean enjoyment. At the top level, the puzzles are extremely challenging but always fun.
Match the Pairs offers more than brain teasers; these are seemingly simple puzzles that challenge the user to hone their skills of visual analysis, and to do it quickly. You can download the “lite” version of this game for free, but at 99 cents for the “pro” version, I can’t imagine a better bargain. YOU will thoroughly enjoy this app. Just don’t forget to share it with your kids.
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App Name: One. Two. Match-A-Roo.
Age Level: 4+
Updated: July 29, 2011
Requirements: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, requires iOS 4.2 or later.
Bottom Line: Easy to use; beautiful animal photos; an instant classic.
Match the Pairs – Junior Edition
Age Level: 4+
Updated: April 12, 2012
Requirements: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, requires iOS 4.0 or later.
Bottom Line: With challenging puzzles at every level, you and your kids will not get to the bottom of this app any time soon.