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Balance Beans

Best IG Game of the Year (BIGGY): 

Nominated

Best Maths Game Award: 

Shortlisted

UK Games Expo Players Choice Award: 

Nominated

Number of players: 

1-1

Game duration: 

5-10mins

Country of origin: 

Germany

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Balance Beans is a logic game and math game all in one. Set up the Red Beans according to the Challenge Card. Then carefully place the colourful Beans on the Seesaw to keep it from teetering. When you balance the Seesaw, you are actually balancing an equation! As the challenges get harder, you’ll rely less on trial and error – and more on math and reasoning skills. This bean-filled logic game is a fun way to introduce young learners to elementary algebra.

Code Master

Best Maths Game Award: 

Silver

Number of players: 

1-1

Game duration: 

5-60mins

Country of origin: 

United States

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Make programming fun by learning the basics without a computer!

In Code Master, your Avatar travels to an exotic world in search of power Crystals. Along the way, you use programming logic to navigate the Map. Think carefully, in each level, only one specific sequence of actions will lead to success. Once you collect all the Crystals and land at the Portal, you win!

Playing Code Master won’t just teach you principles behind programming, you’ll also build planning, sequential reasoning and problem-solving skills.

Compose Yourself

Best Cross-Curriculum Game Award: 

Bronze

Number of players: 

1-1

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Created by world-famous composer and cellist, Maestro Philip Sheppard, Compose Yourself allows anyone to play with music and create a world-class composition. 

Arrange the cards in a nice visual pattern, enter the codes on this site and hear your piece played by a full symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios. There are over 1 billion melodies you can create! 

Compose Yourself brings out the music in everyone, especially children with no musical experience, and builds new thinking skills such as creativity, expression and confidence.

Hoppers

Best IG Game of the Year (BIGGY): 

Nominated

UK Games Expo Players Choice Award: 

Nominated

Problem Solving Award: 

Nominated

Number of players: 

1-1

Game duration: 

10-20mins

Country of origin: 

Germany

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Hoppers is a great frog jumping game! Created by Nob Yoshigahara, hoppers is based on the classic peg solitaire game "The great thirteen". To play, set up the board according to one of the challenge cards, then use your thinking skills to find the right sequence to remove all the frogs except the red one. Frogs move from Lily pad to Lily pad only in the direction indicated by the inscribed lines on the play tray. When a frog is jumped over, remove It from the pond. The challenge is solved when only the red frog remain. Now get hopping. Hoppers has 40 challenge cards ranging from beginner to expert - grow your skills 'til you're an expert. In no time at all...You'll be the smartest frog in the pond!

This whimsical design makes hoppers an ideal travel game as the play tray top slides back to reveal storage compartment for the cards and frogs. Hoppers can be enjoyed by people of all levels of ability and experience, keeping children and adults entertained for hours. The game is for a single player and suitable for ages 8 and up.

Maker Studio

Number of players: 

1-1

Game duration: 

5-60mins

Country of origin: 

United States

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Maker Studio™ sets inspire imagination and a love for engineering.

In this Propellors kit, you’ll be able to build a race car, a cable car, a 3-wheeler and a motorcycle. For each build you’re given Engineering Challenges – experiment with friction, torque and propulsion as you engineer your solutions.

Once you’ve mastered all four builds, get creative and design something that’s all your own!  Also available in a Winches and Gears sets.

Maths Dice Chase

Number of players: 

4-6

Game duration: 

5-10mins

Country of origin: 

United States

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One part hot potato, one part maths - Math Dice Chase tests your ability to quickly do mental arithmetic.

Hurry to roll the dice, call out your answer, and pass the dice before you get caught with a second pair in front of you!

Robot Turtles

Best Family Game Award: 

Nominated

Best Cross-Curriculum Game Award: 

Shortlisted

UK Games Expo Players Choice Award: 

Nominated

Number of players: 

2-5

Game duration: 

15-20mins

Country of origin: 

United States

Created by: 

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Proof that you have a child genius on your hands.

Robot Turtles cleverly teaches children the basics of computer programming. The goal is for kids to get their turtle to the matching coloured jewel whilst the parents act as the computer, following commands and making all sorts of goofy beeps and zaps along the way.

With recent changes to the National Curriculum requiring primary schools to teach computer programming, this family game supports learning in a fun environment.

Roller Coaster Challenge

Best IG Game of the Year (BIGGY): 

Nominated

UK Games Expo Players Choice Award: 

Nominated

Problem Solving Award: 

Shortlisted

Number of players: 

1-1

Game duration: 

10-20mins

Country of origin: 

Germany

Created by: 

Published by: 

Distributed by: 

Thrill Ride Building Game
In this thrilling engineering challenge, players get to build their very own roller coasters. Start by choosing a challenge card and setting up the pieces to match. Then, players use the remaining pieces to build a working roller coaster that meets the build conditions on their challenge card. Roller Coaster Challenge incorporates elements of a logic puzzle, while also allowing for the creativity that stems from free-form building. Once you have solved each challenge, you get to watch a real coaster car glide down the track, complete with dips, curves, and loops!

Rush Hour

Best IG Game of the Year (BIGGY): 

Nominated

UK Games Expo Players Choice Award: 

Nominated

Problem Solving Award: 

Nominated

Family Classic Award (Year): 

2019

Number of players: 

1-1

Game duration: 

5-15mins

Country of origin: 

Germany

Published by: 

Distributed by: 

It will take more than a little skilled driving to get the red car out of this traffic jam – it will take brainpower. In Rush Hour, a sliding block logic game, you have to battle the gridlock as you slide the blocking vehicles out of the way for the red car to exit. With 40 
all-new challenges, ranging in difficulty, players can progress at their own speed. As one of the best logic games of all time, Rush Hour is a must for every household.

Yoga Spinner

Best Cross-Curriculum Game Award: 

Silver

Number of players: 

2-4

Game duration: 

20-40mins

Country of origin: 

United States

Created by: 

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The vibrant game is an effective way to introduce children to yoga from an early age, giving them an opportunity to get away from screens and enhancing their ability to focus.

Working on balance can increase attention and teach kids the benefits of clearing the mind.

Spin the spinner, pick a Yoga Pose Card that matches the colour it lands on and hold the position for 10 seconds.

The first to collect a card of each colour wins!