OK, so this is another offline-to-iPad game, but who doesn’t love air hockey? Besides, the original lives in the game arcade, so I’m leaving it in the “electronic native” category. Air Hockey Gold and Glide Hockey (both free) will take you back to the old days, when you saved up your quarters for friendly-but-fierce after-school competition. Regale your kids with tales from the olden times, back when Wii was something one did in a potty.
Globetrotters ($.99) is the original multiplayer iPad game (and the one pictured in the header for this article!), but it doesn’t get the strong reviews of the other games mentioned here. Still, fun and simple, and worth a look if your ready for more variety. There are more games out there, with new additions popping up in the iTunes store every day.
What are your family’s favorite iPad games? (Or, as @tigerljily wondered on Twitter, for Android?) Many thanks to Raven Zachary (@ravenme) for his fantastic game recommendations…they inspired this post!
Asha Dornfest is the founder of Parent Hacks — where savvy parents swap clever, often unconventional, parenting tips. Here’s the practical, real-world stuff you’ll never find in an “expert” book. Featured in Real Simple, Parents, and PC Magazine.
Asha Dornfest is the founder of Parent Hacks -- where savvy parents swap clever, often unconventional, parenting tips. Here's the practical, real-world stuff you'll never find in an "expert" book. Featured in Real Simple, Parents, and PC Magazine.