abductionary, alien vocabulary ipad game for kids

Alien Vocabulary App for Kids

Vocabulary App for Kids with Aliens!

This app caught my eye when I saw it on MediaPost’s Out to Launch newsletter by Amy Corr. Aliens and vocabulary. A strange but effective pairing to get kids to actually use it.

abductionary, alien vocabulary ipad game for kids

ABDUCTIONARY is an addictive and fast-paced word puzzle game for the iPad.
An evil alien race is getting ready to invade Earth but first they need to learn our human language. In ABDUCTIONARY you are one of these aliens, sent to Earth by the evil alien overlord to “steal words from the tiny brains of those ugly, puny, bipod Earth creatures” (his words, not ours).

Your job is to extract words from human brains fast enough so the “Language Extractor 6000”, a very advanced but finicky piece of machinery, won’t overheat. You do this by forming words from a stream of random letters being “sucked out” of an abductee’s noggin. Points are awarded by length and complexity of the word. Combine these with power ups, acquired by keeping the machine cool, and become the supreme master of language on the GameCenter leaderboards.


iPad app of the weekDOJO created Abductionary, a fun word puzzle game for the iPad.

In Abductionary, each player is an alien sent to earth by an inept alien overlord that demands his underlings “steal words from the tiny brains of those ugly, puny, bipod earth creatures.”

Players have to extract words to prevent the “Language Extractor 6000” from overheating, by forming words from a stream of letters being sucked out of human brains.

The app is 99 cents in the App Store.

How are you getting your kids to learn new vocabulary? Any tips and tricks you’d care to share? Thank you!

By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. This is a must have app. I will definitely be back with tips and tricks once I have it installed.
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  2. Artchoo

    We like anything with aliens in our house. Especially aliens+ learning. I’ll add this onto the old iPad.
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  3. Looks like an interesting app. Will go check it out.
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  4. What a cute game! Too bad we don’t have an ipad…
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    • Hi Maryanne,
      We lost our iPad too and I haven’t replaced it. We bought ours from an online auction a few years ago for less than $100 but now it’s tough to stay online for 5 hours in order to bid on it constantly to win it again. Plus, I want my kids to learn to be more responsible since they lost it. Oh well. I think it will work for iPhone or iPod Touch too.
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  5. Alexandra

    My little ones love it, too! Hah, my ways to make them learn new vocabulary? Talking to them in English or my native language and not stoping for a second to translate something 🙂 It works, they have an amazing intuition!
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  6. Renee C.

    That app sounds great! I think my daughter would really enjoy this. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
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  7. Ann

    Oh! I just got an iPad for my bday! Going to go download this. Although I am afraid for the kids to use it until I get a case!
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    • Hi Ann,
      Happy bday! Did you get the iPad mini or the regular one? Our iPad went missing months ago and I’m toying with getting a mini but just not sure. Let me know how you like the iPad. I thought I could blog on it but it turns out I can’t which makes it less useful for me.
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  8. Ann

    It’s a regular one. Not sure how it will be useful to me yet. I know my kids love it!
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    • Hi Ann,
      I’m toying with the idea of a mini iPad but I have no idea what the difference is between the regular one. Let me know how you like it. Your kids will love it! (That was my problem. My kids liked it a little too much but it was supposed to be for me!).
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  9. This sounds useful. Check out P2 Games, they have so many great apps for kids!

  10. Susie Lampman

    Sounds like a game my child could play and learn from at the same time.
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  11. Sharing such very informative article is really a great help especially to those who like to play with Smartphones. Things like these are very important things that you explain it very well.

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