Apps: Brain Games – How to Train Your Dragon

Aristotle is really into dragons lately – especially How to Train Your Dragon. Like everything else he discovers a passion for, he’s been going after all things Dragon – from the movie to the How to Train Your Dragon book series by Cressida Cowell and anything else he can get his hot little hands on. So when we discovered this app, he went mad over it…

About How to Train Your Dragon app – TapDragonDrop by PikPok

Based on the characters from the movie “How to Train Your Dragon“, the aim of this game is to help the main character, Hiccup, and his Night Fury dragon, Toothless, round up all the sheep on the island and guide them to safety. Each level has 5 sheep scattered around the island.

HTTYD rescue sheep

Get the sheep to safety using random items around the island, like rocks…

HTTYD Carry rock

…and catapults…

HTTYD Play

…and break their fall with stacks of hay, help them swim across bodies of water safely without being eaten alive by the sharks, destroy the barriers that block their passage, etc. Along the way, there are also treasures to be found.

HTTYD Treasure

The app comes with 40 levels. Complete each level with 3 stars and find the treasures hidden in random levels to get access to bonus levels. Once you complete these, you can purchase more levels through “in app purchase”.

HTTYD Levels

I like the game because they have incorporated elements that require children to think through a problem and find a solution for it. There are different ways the problem can be solved, but there is only one way to get 3 stars.

The concept of this game is not unlike another favourite of ours – “Where’s My Water“. TapDragonDrop is available at the iTunes store for US$1.99. This gives you the first 40 levels plus 6 bonus levels. Extra game packs can be purchased at US$0.99 each. They contain 20 new levels plus 3 bonus levels each.

TapDragonDrop is available for iPad and iPhone.

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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