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Word Games for Kids - Futaba

By INKids Education LLC

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If you're looking for a fantastic multiplayer game AND a fun way to help children learn new words, look no further....

Futaba is a 4 player game designed for kids. This outrageously fun word quiz game can be used at home or in the classroom as a entertaining way to build language skills. 


It's perfect for children 4-8 and is ideal for supporting class room activities of all types (or just as fun to play at home!). Futaba is a great way to learn a 2nd language learner or you could even use it in your history class.

The idea is simple; Each player takes a seat around the iPad and taps in to start. The game begins as images zoom into the playing area. The first player to match the word to the image scores a point. Win 3 rounds and you'll be awarded a giant (but very friendly) seedling...

Futaba (Japanese for 'seedling") was originally conceived by Dave Wingler, from Osaka Kunei Girls' Junior and Senior High in Osaka, Japan. The idea was to provide a simple and fun way for ESL students to practice learning words in a classroom environment. After contacting INKids, we decided to build the Futaba game so it could not only be used in Dave's classroom, but in homes and classrooms throughout the world. 

Futaba comes with over 100 wonderful hand drawn illustrations, professional audio soundtracks and has high quality visuals (just check the screen shots below).


Parents, teachers and even students themselves can create their own content by using either the built in camera, the camera roll by copying images to iTunes. NEW: Dropbox account holders can also upload new images via the drop!

This is only available in the full version. Future support is planned for iCloud.

If you have any questions, or would like to let us know about how you are using Futaba in your school please email

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What's New in Version 1.5

Updated Dropbox SDK

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Customer Reviews

My students' favorite!

I use Futaba weekly in a resource room and tutoring for Kindergarten through Third Grade. I quickly bought the upgrade because I realized how I could customize it in limitless ways, so it appeals to me. It appeals to kids because it's a fun game involving quick action, quick recognition, and word recognition . I can switch on custom lists, I can have a particular set for one student, and I can add my own Photos. I have one with my students' pictures, and everyone recognizes every students' name. It's one of my 3 top educational apps.

Word Games for kids-Futaba

Perfect game for K and 1st graders to play against a friend! Games where students can verse their friends are hard to find for this age so thank you! One educator suggestion if the picture is plural have the answer be plural as well. Right now there are several pictures that show two but the noun/word answer is singular. Example: The picture is two gloves but the answer choice says glove.


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Word Games for Kids - Futaba
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  • Free
  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 1.5
  • Size: 32.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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