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Odd Squad Blob Chase

Odd Squad Blob Chase

Spring 2016 Mobile Apps
Ages: 5 - 8 yrs.
Developer: PBS Kids
Download Price: $1.99
Platform: iPad
Review:

In Odd Squad Blob Chase, the lemming-like blobs have escaped their jars and the Odd Squad needs help getting them back! Players use special gadgets such as the Addinator, Subtractinator, Doublinator, and Halfinator to create and adjust pathways to do so.

In order to determine how to create a pathway back to the jars, players must examine each situation and observe how the blobs are responding to the environment. In some cases, players need to use the Addinator to add blocks, walls, bridges, and so forth; while, in other cases, they need to use the Subtractinator to remove them. There are also conditions in which doubling or halving will solve the challenge. And, with multiple ways to solve each of the 75 challenges, this app offers long-term play and learning value. Our testers, young and not-so-young, had a great time experimenting with different number combinations and operations to solve the puzzles and help the Blobs get back into their containers.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2016 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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