Skylanders Lost Islands (Free - IAPs) (Ages 8+) is an empire building strategy game for kids.
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Pro Teaches economic principles
The basic currency of the economy is energy. In oder to get energy, the player must have crops. In order to have crops, the player must send a hero on missions. In order to go on missions, the hero must have energy. This game teaches the circular nature of a small economy.
Pro Game enhancing purchases aren't isolated to the game
Instead of buying tokens or some other kind of in-app currency, players buy a tangible product that can then be used into the game.
Pro Great graphics
This game is colorful, detailed, and smooth. The design is very pleasant to the eye.
Pro Integrates toys into the game
Skylander toys bought in real life can be used as heroes in the game by entering the included code.
Con Heroes can't be followed on adventures
In order to collect resources, players can send their heroes on adventures. Eventually, they come back with the desired items and that's it. This method of gaining resources can become dull very quickly.