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Today’s apps gone free: You Against Me, Game42, Grandma’s Kitchen and more

Today’s apps gone free: You Against Me, Game42, Grandma’s Kitchen and more

App Bargain Bin
September 7, 2015

Compete head-to-head with a friend in turn-based card games, play a variety of board games, and send your little one off to Grandma’s Kitchen with today’s collection of apps and games.

All app prices are subject to change at any time and without notice regardless of stated free duration. Price changes are solely under the control of the developers.

Universal:

You Against Me ($0.99 → Free, 4.2 MB): It’s just You Against Me in this turn-based card game. It’s for those who enjoy games like Letterpress and Cubic.

Grab a friend and play a local game of You Against Me or head online and challenge anyone in the world. No matter which you choose, the gameplay remains the same. You’re presented with a board of tiles that are numbered one through 25. Both players have a hand of five cards. When a card is played, it’s paired up with the corresponding numbered tile on the board, which means you’ve claimed it. You must then fill the empty spot in your hand with a card from either your deck or your opponent’s deck. Your opponent is allowed to steal a tile you’ve claimed as long as it’s not surrounded by your own cards. If that all sounds confusing, don’t worry, the game has a quick tutorial to go through.

You Against Me is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 7 ratings.

SnapStill – Extract Photos From Video ($0.99 → Free, 2.3 MB): Grab a snapshot from any of your videos with SnapStill. It’s ideal for sports enthusiasts or really anyone else who wants to capture an action shot.

SnapStill makes capturing action shots remarkably easy since it doesn’t require you to have a quick trigger finger. All you have to do is record video of your subject, or you can import a video from your library, and pull shots from it. You can quickly jump to a point in your video by sliding your finger across the timeline, or swipe across the video itself to move through it frame-by-frame. Once you have found the shot you want, capture it with a tap. Simple as that!

SnapStill – Extract Photos From Video is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 149 ratings.

The Ensign ($0.99 → Free, 16.2 MB): The prequel to the critically acclaimed text-based RPG, A Dark Room. It’s the perfect game for those who enjoyed the original and want an even greater challenge.

If you thought A Dark Room was difficult, you’re in for a rude awakening with The Ensign. Just like the original, you start off with zero instructions. You just have to make a decision and then embark on your adventure. If we say anymore, it’ll ruin the the experience. Be aware that you’ll die often and you will become infuriated, but that’s all part of the journey.

The Ensign is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 14 ratings.

Game42 PREMIUM – Board game collection ($1.99 → Free, 13.1 MB): A collection of nine games that can be played with a friend. It’s ideal for fans of board games.

Let’s get this straight: Game42 is truly meant for two local human players. Sure, you can play against the AI on three different difficulty settings, but it’s just not the same. The nine included games are: Caro, Co Ganh, Tiling, Coloring, Reversi, Checkers, Tic-tac-toe, Conquer, and Chess. All have their own set of rules that can be accessed at any time. So grab a friend and start playing.

Game42 PREMIUM – Board game collection is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 274 ratings.

Grandma’s Kitchen ($2.99 → Free, 67.1 MB): Your little one can hang out with grandma in her kitchen with this educational app. It’s for children ages four through seven.

Grandma’s Kitchen is loaded with fun activities for your little ones. They will be asked to do everything from solve basic math problems to recognize patterns. Grandma will guide them along the way, so you can hand off your iDevice and let your child get to work. The app includes a total of eight mini-games, more than 100 kitchen-related words, 20 fun food facts, and seven real life kitchen videos.

Grandma’s Kitchen is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 198 ratings.

rop ($0.99 → Free, 18.0 MB): This mind-bending puzzle game will leave you feeling all tangled up. It’s for fans of logic puzzles.

Rop is unlike any puzzle game you’ve played before. Each level presents you with a pattern that you must recreate using a single or multiple pieces of rope. The pieces of rope have anchor points, and you must place them in just the right position within the hexagonal grid in order to achieve your goal. You won’t find any timers or power-ups; just pure puzzle game goodness.

rop is available for free today only (09/07). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 198 ratings.

Tower Madness 2: #1 in Great Strategy TD Games ($2.99 → Free, 73.3 MB): The aliens have returned to turn your beloved sheep into sweaters for their emperor. It’s up to you to stop them by deploying all kinds of weapons in this tower defense game. It’s for anyone who enjoyed the original Tower Madness or any other tower defense game for that matter.

It’s time once again to protect your flock! This time around, however, you have a ton of new and improved weapons at your disposal like flame-throwers, shrink rays, and stun guns. You’re able to place them on the map with a tap and drag, or you can connect your favorite gamepad for a console-like gaming experience. Tower Madness 2 includes 70 maps over seven campaigns, 16 alien enemies, and new characters that will assist you in protecting your sheep.

Tower Madness 2: #1 in Great Strategy TD Games is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 4838 ratings.

That concludes today’s issue of Apps Gone Free. If you like staying on top of these daily deals, don’t forget to check out our free AppsGoneFree app. It provides all the deals each day, and even an archive of past deals that are still active.

Developers:

If you are a developer who would like to get your app included in our “Apps Gone Free” daily lists, here’s our basic set of rules:

  • It must have at least a three-star average rating at the time it goes free.
  • The app must not have been free numerous times (3+) over the last six months.
  • The free version of your app must not include ads.

To submit an app, simply send a request to [email protected] with the subject “Apps Gone Free.” Please include the name of the app, a link to it in the App Store, when and for how long you intend to offer the app for free, and anything else you would like to share. We will take it from there.

Mentioned apps

Free
You Against Me
You Against Me
Easy 8 Software
Free
The Ensign
The Ensign
Amirali Rajan
Free
SnapStill - Extract Photos From Video
SnapStill - Extract Photos From Video
Magic App Factory LLC
Free
Tower Madness 2: #1 in Great Strategy TD Games
Tower Madness 2: #1 in Great Strategy TD Games
Limbic Software
Free
Grandma's Kitchen
Grandma's Kitchen
Fairlady Media
Free
Game42 PREMIUM - Board game collection
Game42 PREMIUM - Board game collection
Guava7
Free
rop
rop
MildMania

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