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Friday, July 5, 2013

Free Nook App - Townsmen 6

Townsmen 6 ($1.25 Amazon), by HandyGames, is this week's Free Friday App from Barnes & Noble.
App Description
Townsmen 6 is a challenging building and strategy game that takes you to eighteenth-century France where you can play your part in the French Revolution. Aristocratic oppression, massive class inequalities, and beheadings by the thousands frame the scene…but before you can conquer the crown, you have a few things to do back in town.

Reign of Work
You'll need soldiers to defeat government corruption, and soldiers need a place to live. Sound simple? It means constructing buildings, catching fish, harvesting fields, fetching water, gathering various natural resources to establish a solid economic cycle and expand your influence, and a few other things. How will you get it all done? Wake up those sleeping Townies, of course, and put them to work.

Mobilize Your Townies
For Townies and Townettes, the division of labor is traditional; it is the eighteenth century, after all. Townies work hard to provide an economic structure and gather power to fight the king while Townettes devote their attention to the general welfare by getting water from the well and gathering food.

While the Townies and Townettes are on hand for employment, they also need a constant supply of food and water, which means more work. To make matters worse, as your town becomes more stable, the Townies get more picky and demanding about their eats. Townies do work for a healthy economy and the more satisfied they are, the faster they can gather and produce. So it's a good idea to keep them employed, well fed, and happy since you need them to be strong for your campaign against the king.

To see how many Townies and Townettes live in your town, click the Town Info screen. Townies will also help you out by displaying various icons above their heads: snoring zzz's if unemployed, fish or other resources they have gained, and a smiley if they're happy.

Build Your Town
After your Townies have collected and produced the necessary materials, you can start building. Whiz-kid Townies can perform university research to help with upgrading buildings and improving functionality. As you complete phases and sub-phases of research, you unlock new building opportunities.

Meanwhile, keep a lookout for surprise events. At any moment you might face a lack of housing, extreme weather conditions, or a merchant visiting the town for some friendly trading. Merchants stay only for a few days, so you'll want well-stocked supplies when they visit. If you don't, you can always put up a marketplace to trade without a merchant.

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, Life-and-Death Battles, and Other Stuff
Think you're prepared to take on the crown? Start by finding the best way to knock at the gates of Paris and call for the king's head. If your mission succeeds, you'll win action points that can be spent after each level for troop movements, bonus resource changes, and more.

Train your soldiers at military buildings and gather propagandists at coffee houses. Assign soldiers and propagandists to besiege and conquer neutral or royal buildings. But beware the king's wrath: Royal troops will defend their buildings and even attack your institutions, leading to life-and-death battles.

Leave it to Fate
In the Overview Map Mode, you'll toss the coin of fate to see which advantages and disadvantages await you. Depending on how the coin lands, you'll either gain some bonus gold or your opponent gains an additional soldier in an occupied or neutral zone. After the coin toss, you can explore all the different map levels including royal, occupied with hostile soldiers, your own zones, and territories that can be conquered. When you solve a mission, you earn action points that you can spend on distributing soldiers throughout the map, a new fate coin toss, or changing a selected bonus resource.

Join the Revolution
Play Townsmen 6 and enjoy stunning graphics, upbeat music, entertaining sound effects, a map generator that offers infinite replay value, and the option to save your progress and resume play at any time. You can also set various factors such as use of rivers and coasts and the aggressiveness of your war enemy. An extensive tutorial and help functions are also included and Poopsy the pig provides helpful hints along the way. You know your revolutionary spirit wants to join the fray so why wait. The Revolution needs you.
Get the free App from Barnes & Noble.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Free Nook App - Word Race

Word Race ($0.99 Amazon), by Agile Fusion Corp, is this week's Free Friday App from Barnes & Noble.
App Description
Sailors and pirates may disagree, but as far as we can tell, the best way to commandeer your boat through treacherous waters is with crafty wordsmithing.

Word Race challenges you to push your boat ahead of the others with the oft-forgotten power of words. Given a board of scrambled letters, your goal is to configure the longest possible word from the letters before you. The longer your word, the more power your boat has to pull ahead. If youre at a standstill, fear not, mate! Simply refresh the board and the letters will scramble again to hopefully reveal more Rs and less Qs!
Get the free App from Barnes & Noble.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Free Nook App - Animal Facts Trivia

Animal Facts Trivia ($2.99 Amazon), by Mobifusion, Inc., is this week's Free Friday App from Barnes & Noble.
App Description
What is the only species of bird that can fly backwards? What are male bees called? What color eyes do white tigers have? If you love to observe animals and all of the incredible things that they do, you'll have a blast playing Animal Facts Trivia. Thousands of questions about insects, mammals, reptiles, birds, emphibians, and fish range from easy, medium, and difficult. Kids love this game and learn amazing animal facts while they play! Interesting questions teach kids about animal habits, habitats, and behavior. It's a jungle out there- have fun!

  • 100s of questions ranging from easy to hard
  • Tests your knowledge on a variety of categories
  • User-friendly, intuitive interaction
  • Share your score and challenge your friends using Social Media Features
Get the free App from Barnes & Noble.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Free Nook App - Missile Defender

Missile Defender ($0.99 Amazon), by Epic Pixel LLC, is this week's Free Friday App from Barnes & Noble.
App Description
Defend your city against an enemy bombardment in this touchscreen twist on the classic arcade game. Intercept missiles, upgrade your defenses, and play through limitless levels. See how long you're able to hold out before your physical and psychological defenses crumble.

Hit or Missile
Incoming missiles rain down at night--tap on the screen and use the multi-touch feature to launch interceptors. Repairs and upgrades are available during the day, as you steel yourself for yet another fear-stricken night.

Upgrade your defenses in this Sisyphean struggle against the Fates
Anticipate the path of enemy missiles and pick your targets accurately. Keep an eye on your own missile count and use them strategically. Be constantly vigilant as difficulty increases each nightfall. And keep holding on to the idea that someday it will all end. Someday...

Retro 80s Zeitgeist
Missile Defender is in the style of a classic 80s arcade game. It features clean HD art work, multi-touch controls, upgradable missiles, and endless levels of gameplay--without the oppressive fear of a real-world nuclear brinkmanship. If you've enjoyed those old quarter-guzzlers, Missile Defender is sure to bring back great memories.

Prepare to get nostalgic as you defend civilization from anachronistic existential threats in Missile Defender!
Get the free App from Barnes & Noble.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Free Nook App - Wubbzy's Dinosaur Adventure

Wubbzy's Dinosaur Adventure ($1.99 Amazon), by Cupcake Digital Inc., is this week's Free Friday App from Barnes & Noble.
App Description
Wubbzy's Dinosaur Adventure will have children and their parents laughing and learning with their favorite characters from the Emmy® Award-winning Nick Jr. TV series Wow! Wow! Wubbzy®. Using hands-on teaching activities, developed by seasoned educators, to emphasize and reinforce essential skill building for Matching, Counting, Reading and Site Word Recognition. Kids can also tap into their creative skills as they decorate cupcakes, paint storybook pages and much, much more!

The story includes professional narration, promoting reading through sound and sight. Parents will appreciate the Grown-Up's Corner, which provides thoughtful questions designed to spark conversation while promoting critical thinking and comprehension.
Get the free App from Barnes & Noble.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Free Nook App - Wordsearch Deluxe

Wordsearch Deluxe (no Amazon or Google edition available), by Astraware, is this week's Free Friday App from Barnes & Noble.
App Description
Word search is a popular pastime everyone enjoys! In each puzzle you are given a list of words and you need to find them hidden in a grid full of letters. For this reason, word search puzzles are also known as Word Seek, Word Find or Word Sleuth games.

Astraware Wordsearch Deluxe offers over 1000 puzzles in different themes. You can also download and play a new Daily word search each day - top the global leaderboard by completing the puzzle in the fastest time! For more of a challenge there is a Weekender puzzle available each Friday with an even bigger grid.

Great features include:

  • A collection of over 1000 built-in word searches
  • Over 12 categories of words for themed word searches
  • Words may run horizontally or vertically, forwards or backwards. Hard puzzles also include words diagonally!
  • Unlimited access to our Daily and Weekender puzzles*
  • Intuitive interface
  • 4 save slots available to have several word search on the go at once, so you can stop for a break and come back to a puzzle later
Get the free App from Barnes & Noble.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Free Nook App - Animal Park Tycoon

Animal Park Tycoon ($0.99 Amazon), by Advanced Mobile Applications, is this week's Free Friday App from Barnes & Noble.
App Description
Animal Park Tycoon is part of the Free App Friday promotion on Barnes & Noble. Dont miss out this offer available for a LIMITED TIME and create the most fabulous zoo of all time!

Lion, gorilla, zebra, unicorn As an animal lover, have you always dreamt of building your own zoo where your cute little creatures would live? Animal Park Tycoon offers you an empty plot to create the most fabulous and attractive zoo.
Discover new creatures and collect legendary species to make your animal park unique and famous. Its up to you to manage your zoos reputation and attractiveness: keep your animals happy and healthy and decorate your zoo with exotic trees and beautiful flowers. This will convince visitors around the world and even your friends to come visit.

Key Features:
  • Collect and manage up to 15 species of animals and unlock new ones to bring diversity to your zoo.
  • Play in 6 different environments: plain, savanna, polar, mountain, jungle and swamp.
  • Unlock 2 legendary creatures to grow the fame of your zoo: the unicorn and the cthulhu!
  • Enjoy mini-games like animal races and the Lost & Found child game to get exclusive rewards.
This application is recommended for ages 7+.
Get the free App from Barnes & Noble.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Free Nook App - Sherlock Holmes: The Blue Diamond

Sherlock Holmes: The Blue Diamond - Hidden Object Game ($0.99 Amazon), by SecretBuilders, is this week's Free Friday App from Barnes & Noble.
App Description
Sherlock Holmes: The Blue Diamond is a wonderfully illustrated hidden object puzzle game based on the book by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The game takes you through the detective mystery with high-quality AUDIO NARRATION!

Sherlock Holmes needs to uncover the mystery of how a blue diamond ended up in the throat of a goose of all places. Follow along as Holmes goes on this wild goose chase!

Based on the Oxford University Press edition of Sherlock Holmes: The Blue Diamond, this game features stunning art and stimulating puzzles designed by award winning game producer SecretBuilders. Each brain-teasing level unfolds a scene from the book with beautiful illustrations and audio excerpts.

This application is recommended for ages 5+.
Get the free App from Barnes & Noble.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Free Nook App - Connect Me Puzzle

Connect Me Puzzle ($0.99 Amazon), by Agile Fusion Corp, is this week's Free Friday App from Barnes & Noble.
App Description
Its often the games that seem most simple that keep us addicted to just five more minutes. Nothing could be truer when playing Connect Me Puzzle.

Your goal seems elementary: connect the like colored Flowers, but the challenge comes in negotiating your way around a grid with the know-how and grace to never cross two lines over one another. Pair all of the colored flowers to cover the flower bed and solve the puzzle, but if even one path crosses another, your game is over, making for a strategy laden last round. Should the pressure of creating connections without crossing lines seem like kid-stuff to your superior gaming skills, put yourself under the watchful gaze of a timer to get your heart racing and your brain in gear.
Get the free App from Barnes & Noble.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Free Nook App - Magician's Handbook: Cursed Valley

Magician's Handbook: Cursed Valley ($2.99 Amazon and free intro edition), by G5 Entertainment, is this week's Free Friday App from Barnes & Noble.
App Description
Remove the evil curse in this captivating adventure by finding hidden objects in the dark and mysterious Cursed Valley! The fabled "Magician's Handbook" has fallen into your hands. You are beckoned to a dark and desolate place whose true name has long been forgotten. Search beautiful, hand-painted backgrounds for cleverly- hidden enchanted objects. Use special incantations to slowly reveal the pages of the sacred book. Lift the curse from the haunted valley to discover its true name in this brain-bending, hidden object adventure with unlimited replay ability!

- 13 enchanted levels to explore
- Unlimited replay ability
- 2 gameplay modes: casual and apprentice
- 12 challenging mini-games
- Exciting secret items to unlock
- Gorgeous hand-painted Backgrounds
Get the free App from Barnes & Noble.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Free App/Book - Even Monsters Get Sick

Even Monsters Get Sick, by Busy Bee Studios, is free Amazon App Store and from Barnes & Noble.
Book Description
Kids read, listen, touch, play and interact with Harry as he struggles to find out what’s wrong with his new monster. Beautiful art, a custom soundtrack and full interactivity throughout keeps kids engaged and keeps parents raving about both the learning aspects and the endearing message built into “Even Monsters Get Sick.”

Readers and non-readers of all skill levels will enjoy the wide range of features in this interactive storybook.
Get the free ebook from Barnes & Noble.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Free Nook App - Ocean Adventures!

Ocean Adventures! Fun educational games for kids in Preschool & Kindergarten: Grammar & Vocabulary (no Amazon version), by i Learn With, is this week's Free Friday App from Barnes & Noble. While looking at this app, I discovered that another by the same company is also free at B&N: Planet Boing! Fun creativity free game and activities for kids in Preschool and Kindergarten.
App Description
This application is recommended for ages 4+.

Discover these great language development games for kids in Preschool and Kindergarten! Top educational app to get children ready for school.
Your child will learn and practice key language skills such as vocabulary, listening comprehension and sentence formation while playing with lovely underwater animals!
Get the free App from Barnes & Noble.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Free Nook App - Dora ABCs Vol 1: Letters and Letter Sounds.

Dora ABCs Vol 1: Letters and Letter Sounds ($3.99 Amazon), by Nickelodeon, is this week's Free Friday App from Barnes & Noble.
App Description
This application is recommended for ages 0-4.

The first in the Nickelodeon Literacy Suite, Dora ABCs Vol 1: Letters & Letter Sounds focuses on your childs emerging literacy skills. In this application, your child will learn the Alphabetic Principle: to recognize letters, write letters and associate letters with sounds. Once children are able to hear and discern sounds (phonemes), they are ready to associate those sounds with letters.

Whats that Dora and Boots see up in the sky? It's Tico in his Nutty Plane, writing letters and drawing pictures. But he needs you to help him with his ABCs! Pick up all the nuts he needs to power the plane by tracing the letters.

As your child traces the letters, Dora reinforces the sound of each of the letters. Supportive directions and sound effects help guide your child in learning their letters. A new game, Letter and Picture Match, reinforces initial letter sounds by grouping pictures that start with the same sound. A letter select screen allows your child to play any game on any letter they choose.
Get the free App from Barnes & Noble.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Free Nook App - Where Fairies Dwell

Hidden Object - Where Fairies Dwell ($1.99 Amazon), by DifferenceGames, is this week's Free Friday App from Barnes & Noble.
App Description
Where Fairies Dwell is a beautiful photo based hidden object game.
  • Find items by their pictures. This is the easiest mode and great for kids.
  • Find by items by the word. This is great if your child is just learning how to read and a slight step up in difficulty for everyone.
  • Find items by silhouette. This is a tricky way to play that will often surprise you once you finally find the correct object.
Hints are available if you get stuck and every play through the game will use a different set of items
Get the free App from Barnes & Noble.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Free Nook App - Donuts

Donuts: Dunk n' Roll ($0.99 Amazon), by Beansprites, is this week's Free Friday App from Barnes & Noble.
App Description
Donuts: Dunk n' Roll is an exciting physics game where it's your job to tilt your device to collect all the candy!

Intricate mazes await, cute enemies inspired from a cartoonish candy-land, and puzzles that will blow your mind! Easy to play, tilt controls, gorgeous, cartoonish graphics, and oustanding characters, and gameplay make this a must have gem for your collection!

Easy for kids to get into, and Adults will get a kick out of this one too! Tilt, Swerve, Dunk, n' Roll your way through over 50 unique levels and puzzles! The fun never ends with Donuts: Dunk n' Roll!

Ages 4+
Get the free App from Barnes & Noble.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Free Nook App - Monkey Word School Adventure

Monkey Word School Adventure ($1.99 Amazon), by THUP Games, LLC, is this week's Free Friday App from Barnes & Noble.
App Description
Get ready for adventure...Monkey Word School Adventure! Join Monkey and his jungle friends as they explore a fun-filled world of letters, sight words, phonics and spelling. Seamless game flow and behind-the-scenes performance adjustment allow your child to jump right in and begin playing and learning.
For ages 3 to 7.

Monkey Word School Adventure is an entertaining and captivating way to introduce your child to the fundamental concepts behind reading and writing. The lessons range from letter recognition and writing to spelling and phonics introducing word components such as consonant blends, digraphs, irregular vowels and more! There is also a special focus on sight words, the vital building blocks of reading and writing.
Get the free App from Barnes & Noble.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Free App - Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots

Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots, by Halfbrick Studios Pty Ltd, is this week's Free Friday App from Barnes & Noble, price matched at Amazon (but not Google).
App Description
En Garde!

Fruit meets fairytales in Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots.

The suave, fruit-slashing swashbuckler, Puss in Boots, faces a challenge that would make Sensei proud. Prepare for a journey of familiar fruit-slicing action as Puss encounters a wealth of new and exciting challenges in his search for the Magic Beans.
Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots
Get classic fruit-slicing action in Desperado Mode
Puss in Fruits

Slice through a series of increasingly exciting challenges in the all-new Bandito Mode, and become the greatest Fruit Ninja warrior of all time. Each stage thrusts you into never-before-seen fruit frenzy adventure. Face massive fruit from the Giant's castle, precision and timing challenges, and all-out fruit onslaughts with new obstacles. Plus, for the first time ever, throw down against the much-requested tomato!
Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots
Face all-out fruit onslaughts and live to tell the tale

Real Banditos must put their best blade forward, because scoring is based on the number of fruits sliced, ninja reflexes, and slicing efficiency. A true produce warrior can upload their massive high scores to global leaderboards, and rank among the best players online.
If Kitty-Looks Could Kill

Bring your blade to Desperado Mode--an enhanced and re-mastered version of the Classic Fruit Ninja game. But this time, you will face even more fruit, unique waves, and Puss in Boots' elusive Magic Beans from the DreamWorks Animation feature film.

Finally, bask in the fruit-stained glory of Puss in Boots' own exclusive Ninja Stash, featuring a whole range of unique customizable content, including new backgrounds and blades.

Stay juicy, amigos!
Get the free App from Barnes & Noble.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Free Nook App - Jellyflop!

Jellyflop! ($2.99 Amazon), by Concrete Software, Inc., is this week's Free Friday App from Barnes & Noble.
App Description
Can Jellyfish fly? Well, sort of...

As a rule, jellyfish are better at flopping than flying, but like the old saying goes, “once a jellyfish sets his mind on something he cannot be swayed,” and this jellyfish really wants to fly.

Help Jelly (a little guy in a big jam!) find enough feathers and gadgets to take to the sky in this action-packed, physics puzzler! Draw lines with a swipe of your finger and let gravity do the rest!

Use powerful fans and space-time bending teleportals to send Jelly bouncing and flopping through a world filled with predators, spikes, and other perils!

Help Jelly fulfill his dream of soaring like a bird amongst the clouds!

Jump into Jellyflop™!
Get the free App from Barnes & Noble.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Free Nook App - OfficeSuite Professional 7

OfficeSuite Professional 7 ($14.99 Amazon), by Mobile Systems, Inc, is the very first Free Friday App from Barnes & Noble. This was a Free App of the Day selection from Amazon a couple of years ago, so I already have this for my other Android devices, but B&N's tablets are a closed environment: only the apps from the B&N store are easily loaded (unless you dual-boot or root the device, of course). This is a no-brainer, must get, for those who have a B&N Tablet, but not of much use to those with a Kindle Fire or generic Android Tablet. BTW, if you've been considering a Nook HD+, then B&N is running a promotion, both instore and online, that gives a $50 credit to spend in the Nook Store with purchase (be sure to use the coupon code and you only have 30 days to use the credit).
App Description
OfficeSuite is the user's choice and best-selling app in mobile office solutions with over 15 million downloads and over 15,000 reviews on Google Play and Amazon. A number of manufacturers such as Sony, Amazon, Coby, Alcatel, Archos, Barnes and Noble, Pandigital, Polaroid, ViewSonic, Kyocera, Kobo trusted MobiSystems and preloaded OfficeSuite on over 70 million devices worldwide.
Get the free App from Barnes & Noble. I don't know if B&N's store will let you purchase the app without also owning a Nook tablet (neither Amazon nor Google will let you buy an app without a compatible device), but it's worth trying if you are thinking about getting one.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Free App - Evolution (I)

Evolution: Making Sense of Life, an app from Roberts & Company Publishers, is free in the iTunes store (requires iPad/iThing with iOS 5.1). This is a tie-in to their new textbook, Evolution: Making Sense of Life ($100 paperback pre-order or you can pre-order from the publisher for $80). I've been trying to get the app to let me buy it for two days and it is finally working -- I suspect it's a pricing mistake, though, so don't wait too long on it. Haven't had a chance to play with it yet, but it looks like it should be good, especially if it follows the textbook.
App Description
Science writer Carl Zimmer and evolutionary biologist Douglas Emlen have teamed up to write a textbook intended for biology majors that will inspire students while delivering a solid foundation in evolutionary biology.

Zimmer brings the same story-telling skills he displayed in The Tangled Bank, his 2009 non-majors textbook that the Quarterly Review of Biology called “spectacularly successful.”

Emlen, an award-winning evolutionary biologist at the University of Montana, has infused Evolution: Making Sense of Life with the technical rigor and conceptual depth that today’s biology majors require.

Students will learn the fundamental concepts of evolutionary theory, such as natural selection, genetic drift, phylogeny, and coevolution.
Get the free app from iTunes.