What are the best coding games for kids?

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    World of Warships

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    Jack Bailey
    Written on October 9, 2018
    "I've loved this game since it came out. It's full on strategy and naval clashes. Maybe it's because i'm really into battleships and stuff but definitely one of my favorite games!!"
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      Lightbot Junior

      Lightbot Junior is an app that will teach your kids basic concepts of programming. Is designed for ages 4-8 and includes puzzles rooted in Computer Science concepts.

      Games

      Android, iOS

      $2.99

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      Emma Vasquez
      Written on October 13, 2017
      "There are not that many programs out there these days to help children learn to code so Lightbot Jr: Coding Puzzles is a really good way to start them off. The nice thing..."
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      Emma Vasquez
      Written on October 13, 2017
      "There are not that many programs out there these days to help children learn to code so Lightbot Jr: Coding Puzzles is a really good way to start them off. The nice thing about this is that it is an app so you can just download it on your phone and take it anywhere for your kids to play!"
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      Peter Bowman
      Written on October 18, 2017
      "With a rating of 4.7 stars from nearly 250 reviews, I would say that this game is certainly worth a try. In fact, after reading some of the reviews, I'd say that you should give this game a try."
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      Kodable

      Kodable is an iOS app focused on teaching computer science to kids from 4 to 11 years old. Their teachers will be the furry aliens, known as Fuzzes, that suffered an unexpected crash on their ship while exploring space. 

      Apps

      iOS

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      Abhinav Das
      Written on October 16, 2017
      "I've been learning to code, recently, and this was one of the resources I looked into. It's actually quite fun, and it teaches the basics and some essentials for anybody to..."
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      Abhinav Das
      Written on October 16, 2017
      "I've been learning to code, recently, and this was one of the resources I looked into. It's actually quite fun, and it teaches the basics and some essentials for anybody to learn how to start coding with. I find that things meant for kids are also great for adults, and this was the case, here. For what it is, if you want to start wading into the coding pool, this is a great way to dip a toe."
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      Jeremy Bryant
      Written on November 12, 2017
      "My kids seem to enjoy this. When I played it, I just thought, "How cute, someone updated LOGO for the ME generation." But, anything that'll get the little bleeps to shut up for 5 minutes is good by me. Heck, maybe they'll actually learn some coding skills and pay their own way into college some day."
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      Messy Mia
      Messy Mia is a free app for iOS for teaching kids about the technology that used their parents and grandparents, while they watch and enjoy a storybook. The game includes some illustrated quizzes.
      Apps

      iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

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      Robert Myers
      Written on October 17, 2017
      "This app is just okay. It works and everything, but I don't see the point of teaching my kids about things of the past, when I'd rather teach them beginners programming and..."
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      Robert Myers
      Written on October 17, 2017
      "This app is just okay. It works and everything, but I don't see the point of teaching my kids about things of the past, when I'd rather teach them beginners programming and engineering concepts. They love DIY projects, but this is more trivia than anything. I wouldn't recommend it for parents to give to their children as there are more important concepts to be learned."
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      Rodolfo Nieto
      Written on October 18, 2017
      "I downloaded Messy Mia for my niece, and she's having lot of fun playing with it. There are many games and illustrated quizzes that show all the old technologies, so she can also learn while playing."
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      Christopher Fowler
      Written on October 23, 2017
      "Messy Mia is a really fun tool for helping teach my son about some of the tech I grew up with. It didn't really do anything to actually teach him about coding though, as I had expected."
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      Jason Carr
      Written on October 19, 2017
      "I'm a software developer with kids so I looked for coding games for kids. It's not quite what I was looking for but it's cool. There's a lot of old tech kids won't recognize."
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      Screeps

      Screeps is an open world MMO RTS sandbox game for programmers where you have to program AI units by writing JavaScript that will help you survive in a world filled with more players and advanced AIs.

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      $14.99

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    Summary

    Best coding games for kids
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Lightbot Junior Games 9 Paid
    2 Kodable Apps 4 Paid
    3 Messy Mia Apps 4 Free
    4 Screeps Other 0 Paid
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