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$2.99 at time of review

Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game

Age Level: Ages 8-12
By Developer: Electric Eggplant

Rube works is an educational game that allows the player to build different “crazy” machines in order to complete tasks. Not only does it include strong science skills in engineering using force and motion, it perks ones critical-thinking skills as well.

The app includes 18 games that unlock as you go along. The first game gives you the “ins and outs” of how to play, guiding you along. The 3D graphics and panning are top notch. Additional features include zooming in and out, hints, tap, drag and drop, and fun sound effects, placing you fully in the game mode. Win points by completing your task using as many of the items provided that you can. In addition, win up to three golden prunes by playing your best!

Settings for the sound, hints and phone vibrate features can be toggled on or off. In addition you can change the languages; English, German and Spanish. Reset the game – perfect for multiple players.

Great app! Fun AND educational.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Made for kids 9-11, older kids will enjoy playing this as well.


  • Only official Rube Goldberg game, based on his original cartoons
  • Game Center Achievements
  • 18 Challenging Puzzles
  • Beautiful Graphics
  • Support for iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch 5, iPhone
  • Aligned with CCSS/NGSS
  • Text in English, Spanish, German
  • For Japanese version see 爆笑パズル・ルーブさんのおかしな発明