Recognizing shapes and colors while practicing problem solving is the main focus of Snail Game (free with in-app purchases), an educational game for young children. Players make connections between the colorful shapes at the bottom of the screen and the shaped slots at the top of the screen to clear the board. Snail Game is compatible with iOS devices running 5.1.1 or later.
Children can play through 20 levels of Snail game before being asked to purchase more levels. This is a nice amount of gameplay for most players, especially with how Snail Game slowly increases in difficulty over time by adding more shapes and colors for players to match. Young players can build their problem solving skills throughout the game and go from matching just two different colors of the same shape, to matching multiple colors of two different shapes. Each level's shapes and colors are randomized which keeps the challenge fresh for players.
Players drag shapes of different colors from the bottom of the screen to their matching shape and color at the top. As there is no tutorial in the game, players have to figure out this concept on their own, which can be confusing for young children. However, when playing with a parent, these concepts are easier to understand for children.
One odd problem in Snail Game is that after completing level 20, players see a pop up about in-app purchases that is in Russian. This is a little confusing, but if players go to the level select menu and select level 21, the in-app purchases pop up shows up in English. Players may want to disable in-app purchases for Snail Game as it is geared toward children and they may unknowingly tap to purchase the extra levels.
Snail game is free on the App Store and recommended for children who want to practice recognizing shapes and colors in a fun way.