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Why Battle Games are Fun

Battle games are FUN on iPad.  They're usually quite empowering. 

Who wouldn't like to be a powerful warrior who is eternal, virtually indestructable, and can power-up whenever you like? I know that would be fun for me! 

I also observe that it is fun for my children. Of course, I DO NOT LET THEM play Battle Games until the appropriateness of each App is evaluated BEFORE letting them play, they're FULLY monitored so as not to allow them to get frustrated, and time-limits are put in place to ensure they don't over-play the game.  

A little bit of all-powerfulness I think does you good!  

One of the most educational things about battle games is strategic, quick thinking. Of course they'll want to defeat the enemy... but how? What techniques, equipment, cooperation or combination of these will get the desired result... ah look! 

Problem solving at it's most enjoyable! 

This means kids should not be allowed to play battle games which YOU deem inappropriate. I've 'banned' my children from playing many of the games below FROM TIME TO TIME, as either their frustration levels were getting too high, or their desire to play the games (and not do anything else) becomes all-consuming.  

I NEVER make them wrong for this! I personally have stayed up most of the night playing Tomb Raider on the first PlayStation (very addicting), and have even let the bath overflow (oops!) because I was too consumed by a new iPad battle game (while evaluating it, of course!).  It's the nature of these games to make you want to come back! 

Just monitor your children's playtime and you'll be fine, but don't make them wrong for WANTING to play them.  They're fun, okay!  ~ iPad Dad

Best Battle Games for iPad and iPad Mini

Well loved fast action child friendly Tower Defence game with upgrades, power ups, special agents and thousands of balloons for enemies!!!
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Multitasking game of magic, potions, spells and duelling for older children.
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Good value and great selection of retro arcade games, that will challenge you in different ways, based on the Wreck it Ralph movie!
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Fast Action Arcade style game for older kids and adults that's totally unique...control the giant space crab and stop the invaders!
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The best iPad Tower Defence game now has a part 2...challenging battles, heroes, upgrades, power ups, towers, enemies of all sorts...Frontiers has it all!
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Great space shooting arcade game that's fast action, high definition and a lot of furious fun for older kids (and adults!)
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Engaging space-based fast action strategy game. Control your fleet and expand your empire across the reaches of space.
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Brilliant space-age 3D flying game with iPad-based controls!
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Out of all the Tower Defense games we've played, this one comes out on top!
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Not a long, long time ago... in an iPad quite close to home...
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Tilt the iPad to dodge the red dots´┐Ż sounds boring BUT IS NOT!
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One of our favourite computer games NOW for iPad! Still great! Wahoo!!
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An adventurous character quest, different and challenging!
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Battle game with hours of fun, an all-time family favourite!
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Fast action strategy game with many challenging levels!
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Challenging strategic thinking game
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Like controlling your own cartoon warriors. We love it!
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Unique platform game with an interesting range of characters & superpowers!
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Alien invaders from the 70's have returned - with an upgrade!
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Rio Rio we like Rio, and the birds like it too.
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