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10 Good Game-based Learning Apps for Android Users

March 9, 2017
Earlier today, we published an infographic featuring some of the best web tools teachers can use to design their own educational games to play across different platforms and devices. But if you would rather use a pre-made game, here is a new collection of excellent Android educational games to use with your students and kids. The selection features a wide variety of game types from puzzles and simulation games to word and trivia games.

1- Starfall FREE


‘The Starfall app allows members to access Starfall activities on their phones and tablets using an internet connection. Young children will have fun learning reading, math, and more! Starfall offers a variety of activities for children in pre-k through first grade, plus second grade math.’

2- Animal Jam

‘Become your favorite animal and join your friends in the wild world of Jamaa! Show off your style with animal characters that express the real you. Design your own den and invite your friends to parties in your virtual home. You’ll explore a lush and beautiful 3D world, meet and chat with new friends, and play great games for FREE! ’

3- Word Search

‘This Word Search game (also known as Word Find, Word Seek or Word Sleuth) has more than 22000 puzzles distributed in 37 languages, 3 sizes and 3 difficulties!’

4- Trivia Crack

‘Have fun challenging your friends and enemies in the hottest trivia game! Let our friendly spinner wheel, Willy, select which questions you’ll answer from six different categories. Be the first to get the six crowns to win, but watch out for the rematch!’

5- Flow Free

‘Connect matching colors with pipe to create a Flow®. Pair all colors, and cover the entire board to solve each puzzle in Flow Free. But watch out, pipes will break if they cross or overlap!’

6- Angry Birds Space

‘Whether it’s the icy orbs of Cold Cuts, the volcanic explosiveness of Red Planet, Utopia – a planet made entirely of junk food, or even our own Solar System, each episode offers intergalactic fun at every turn! And the low-gravity environment of space results in spectacular gameplay ranging from slow-motion puzzles to lightspeed destruction.’

7- Minecraft: Pocket Edition

‘Explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles. Play in creative mode with unlimited resources or mine deep into the world in survival mode, crafting weapons and armor to fend off the dangerous mobs.’

8- LEGO DUPLO Train

‘ Driving the colorful LEGO® DUPLO® Train from station to station is any toddler’s dream. Your child will play the role of the train driver, load cargo, build bridges, stop at crossings, help passengers, refuel, and lay new tracks to steer the train safely around obstacles.’

9- SimCity Buildlt

‘Build your own beautiful, bustling city where your citizens will thrive. The larger and more intricate your city gets, the more needs your citizens have, and it’s up to you to keep them happy. This is an all-new SimCity game – re-imagined for mobile!’

10- Writing Wizard - Handwriting

‘Writing Wizard is the perfect app to help your child learn how to write the letters of the alphabet, numbers and words through a fun system carefully designed to maintain motivation. Add your own words such as your child's name for even more fun !’