Price: $3.99, £3.99, AU$5.99. Coding meets puzzle gaming: In a series of challenging rooms, you'll have to figure out ways to get the assembly line to deliver what you need. The tools are really basic programming concepts. It's a great game, and kids could learn from it. Price: $4.99, £4.99, AU$7.99. Tower defense games are a dime a dozen in the App Store, but Kindgom Rush HD is part of a franchise of games, all of them pretty great. Plenty of upgrades and missions will hook even the most jaded iPad player, and you don't need to worry about freemium grinding.Price: Free.
Hitman Go was our go-to pick for board-game-meets-puzzle innovation, but this spiritual sequel is iphone case 5s designer more family-friendly, has better levels, and anyway, play it, Price: $4.99, £4.99, AU$7.99, A great PC game once again hits the iPad: this one's a dungeon-crawling adventure game with lots of loot and maps to decipher, Perfect on all iPad sizes (and pretty solid on the Plus-size iPhone, too), Price: $4.99, £4.99, AU$7.99, Machinarium is a gorgeously rendered journey through a slightly ominous universe where the answers to the puzzles presented aren't immediately obvious, Previously a PC/Mac point-and-click game, it's even better on a touchscreen device like an iPad..
Price: $4.99, £4.99, AU$7.99. I'm not good at Minecraft. My son is. The pocket edition of Minecraft has gotten better over time to the point where it's one of the best mobile games, period. Controller support on iPads makes it even better. Price: $6.99, £6.99, AU$10.99. Clean, beautiful subway-design simulation puzzling, where each level involves connecting increasingly complicated lines. Strangely soothing to play. Price: $4.99, £4.99, AU$7.99. Incredibly beautiful optical illusions that feel like M.C. Escher or the old PSP game Echochrome are actually puzzles in Monument Valley, a short but mesmerizing puzzler. Extra levels can be purchased in-game: get those, too.
Price: $3.99, £3.99, AU$5.99, A favorite of ours for years, Olo is a great little tabletop multiplayer kid-friendly game, with a kinetic twist: Try to stay in bounds while knocking the other player's pieces off, Two- or four-player modes plus online play, and it's equally great on iPhone, Price: $2.99, £2.49, AU$3.99, Super-fast manic arcade action, a port of one of the best games to ever hit consoles, Supports controllers, has tons of game modes, This is one of my favorite iphone case 5s designer games of all time, Don't question it..
Price: $4.99, £4.99, AU$7.99. You're a passport-processing drone in a totalitarian state. Endless people pass in front of you. Why do you do this? The story unfolds as you play. The unnerving retro-PC style and soundtrack work perfectly. Price: $7.99, £5.49, AU$9.99. You're a ball, racing along a rail through abstract worlds, avoiding obstacles. Tap to move or tilt your iPad to steer. It's also beautiful to play: full of funky art, with plenty of tracks and challenges. And it's mesmerizing. Price: Free (with ads).