Do you love playing hidden object games? If so, this week’s App Buzz has you covered, with four featured games apps that will keep you on the hunt for hours. I should know – I’ve been playing them on my NOOK all week!

 

For a fun spin on home restoration, check out Hidden Object - Home Makeover by Tamalaki. Can you aide Emma in repairing her grandparents’ house by finding the hidden objects she needs to complete the job? With over 10 different game modes, you can find so many ways to help out – with tons of rewards at the finish!

 

 

 

 

Now it’s time to leave land and jump into the ocean! Hidden Objects Sea World & 3 puzzle games by Agile Fusion takes you down to a beautiful coral reef where tons of treasures await you. Discover all kinds of marine life while you’re on the search – and when your toes start to prune, there are three mini games – Unblock It, Mazes, and Jigsaw – to keep you busy.

 

 

 

Take a trip to the dark side in Letters from Nowhere 2 from G5 Entertainment. Audrey’s husband Jake is under a horrifying curse, and she needs your help to remove it. Can you find the clues to release this once-happy couple from an evil spell? With over 30 mysterious locations to look through, Letters from Nowhere 2 will chill you to the bone for days!

 

 

 

For those late sleepless nights, try Twisted Lands: Insomniac by Alawar Entertainment. Assist Angel in solving the mystery of her true identity by finding clues in an abandoned hospital, a spooky mansion and a haunted lighthouse – just make sure you keep the light on! This games app is recommended for ages 10 and up.

 

 

 

 

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When I'm looking for the perfect games app, I want something with mobility and versatility, whether I'm on the train to go to work or waiting in line at the grocery store. That’s why my games app of choice is All-in-One Solitaire e by Pozirk Games, on sale for just $0.99!

 

Solitaire never gets boring because there are so many different versions to play, and with All-in-One Solitaire, they are all directly at your fingertips. From One Suit Spider Solitaire to FreeCell Solitaire, Open Pyramid Solitaire to 90 Second Solitaire, you will never run out of ways to play this classic one-person card game. 


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I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite summer activities of all time is going to the park and having a picnic. The fresh air, green grass and bubbling fountains create a perfect setting to eat some delicious munchies with friends.

 

And now, with the Frosby Picnic Camp app, I can enjoy this cherished activity well into the cooler months. This fun and engaging children’s game app shows kids how to make their own special picnics and how to explore our beautiful public parks. Build a unique and delicious sandwich, feed the ducks in the park pond, and even learn some camping basics like pitching a tent – just don’t forget to throw away your litter!

 

For other great learning games for kids ages 0-4, there’s the Frosby Learning Games for Preschool Kids app. With over 25 games to choose from, kids can learn about parts of the body, colors, math basics, and so much more.

 

 

 

 

 

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Fall is my favorite time of year!  I love to put on a fuzzy sweater and curl up on the couch with my NOOK.  When I'm not reading, I like to break away to games and Twisted Lands: Origin (ages 12 +) is the perfect adventure game app that you can get lost in while the cold wet wind blows outside.

 

 As a skilled detective navigating the terrifying island of Tormente, your job is to find a vanished young woman and her son while avoiding horrifying creatures out for blood. With dozens of engaging puzzles and mini-games within,  and more than 45 hidden object scenes to conquer, Twisted Lands: Origin is the perfect diversion from school – as long as you’ve finished all your homework!

 

NOTE: This app is only available for NOOK Tablet, NOOK HD, and NOOK HD+.

 


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Labor Day Weekend is finally upon us, and for many of us that means a well-deserved day off, with delicious barbecues, final beach days and checking out the season’s latest deals - and it’s time to add some top-rated NOOK apps to the shopping list! Whether you are looking for some exciting new games to play, or excellent reference tools and homework helpers to gear your kids up for the start of school, the NOOK app store has something for everyone in our Labor Day Weekend Sale. The three on-sale apps featured below are a great place to start!

 

 

For just $0.99, you can play The Curse, a wickedly fun children’s game app about accidentally releasing an ancient curse in the form of the monster Mannequin. Can you solve puzzles themed to test either your logic, memory, or reflex skills to banish the Mannequin from whence he came? The Curse includes over 100 puzzles that will keep kids occupied and stimulated during the last days of summer and beyond.

 

 

This wildly popular game app is now 50% off! Use an innovative new bubble shooter to pop some very silly bird bubble characters – but don’t forget that you need to match three or more birds of the same color to do it! Extra levels, funny sounds and beautifully updated graphics make Super Bubble Birds one of the hottest new game apps around.



This award-winning educational app for young learners includes essential science and math concepts presented in engaging game formats. Use an interactive magnifying glass to identify patterns in nature in Gabriela’s Collection Inspection game, or make statistics fun with the shared traits game May’s Chart It! From Carstens Studios, who partnered with PBS and the Jim Henson Company to bring you the TV series Sid the Science Kid, Sid the Science Kid Science Fair is a great way to introduce your child to the wonders of the outside world. Now just $1.99.


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September is just around the corner, and for kids of all ages that means just one thing: school! It’s time to buy pencils, erasers, notebooks, and the perfect back-to-school outfit. Weekday afternoons will be filled with sports practice, music class, and, of course, homework. But schoolwork doesn’t have to be a drag, especially with the right materials – our top-rated NOOK education apps will help keep studying simple, productive, and fun! The three apps below represent the best in after-school homework help.

 


For high school and college kids who need a bevy of information right at their fingertips, Wolfram Alpha is a top-rated app that turns your NOOK into a supercomputer! From functional calculus to quantum physics, this computational app uses algorithms and a vast collection of data to bring students accurate answers quickly and efficiently.

Middle schoolers are invited to travel the globe on an engaging geometry quest in this app.  Solve problems of area, perimeter, volume, circumference and more, and move on to the next destination – but be careful to hold on to your passport, or else you must return to your previous location! Geometry Quest offers over 190 geometry-based problems for maximum learning and fun.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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There are so many fun and exciting NOOK game apps to choose from, it can be hard to figure out where to start. Today we’re highlighting the most popular game apps that your fellow NOOK owners are playing. The three apps below are a great place to start, but you can find all of our top games here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Back-to-school time puts most parents to the test with scheduling, meal planning, and kids who've quickly forgotten about waking-up early to get to school on time.  Embrace the chaos with these tried-and-true NOOK Apps that will make the transition easier for your family this year:

 

 

Cozi Family Organizer is invaluable for busy families. It won the 2012 Appy Award for Best Family/Parenting App, was voted the #1 "Practical" App For Moms by Babble Top 25, and was named the #1 App for Moms by Circle of Moms. This multi-purpose app lets you keep a shared family calendar, to-do lists, shopping lists, and a journal all in one place. I love that my whole family shares one account, so we can see at a glance what’s planned for the week ahead whenever we log in.

 

 

 

 

The name of the Weather, Calendar, Alarm Clock, ToDo List, Night Stand Clock  app says it all. Not only will you be ready bright and early to start the school day, you’ll know right away how to dress the kids for the day’s weather. With your NOOK at your bedside, loaded with this app, you’ll have everything you need for a successful morning (except, of course, a strong cup of coffee).

 


 

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August is prime road trip time. The kids are getting restless, school doesn’t start for a few more weeks, and everyone could use a change of scenery.

 

If you’re headed on a road trip (or are just looking for a way to survive the dog days of summer from your lawn chair), we have lots of NOOK Apps that will keep your family entertained. Below are just a few that I’ve enjoyed on recent trips, but you can explore the full range of game apps here.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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App Buzz: Cartoon Network

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One of the beautiful things about the tablet world we live in is the instant access to so many different kinds of entertainment. With the new Cartoon Network NOOK App, my kids and I can watch our favorite shows right on my NOOK.

 

I’m a big kid at heart, so I love the Cartoon Network and its hit shows like Adventure Time, Ben 10, and the updated classic, The Looney Tunes Show. And while my family and I often enjoy these shows together, we’re a one-TV household, so there are times we aren’t all in the mood for the same thing.

 

Thanks to this new app, we can watch full episodes of our favorite Cartoon Network shows, and even stream them live as they’re broadcast. Of course, to take advantage of the full range of offerings, you need to be a cable subscriber and follow the authentication process. But once you’re up and running, it’s super cool to have the Cartoon Network right on your NOOK!

 

The future is now! Take advantage with the Cartoon Network app for NOOK.

 


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