Hoopa City 2 ($3.99; Ages: 6+)
Dr. Panda’s Hoopa City 2 app has players teaming up with Hoopa the Hippo to build their own urban playground. Kids can combine a variety of elements to build houses, roads, train tracks, museums, shops, and more, and a helpful combination guide recalls the building recipes you’ve already unlocked. As your town grows, more cuddly animal people move in, and you can zoom in and play with them, placing them inside buildings so that they can study in school, eat in restaurants, or play in your parks and plazas. Hoopa City is all about free play, with no score boards or points, just an open world for kids to build the city of their dreams.