Over the last few months, we’ve searched high and low to bring you the best Family and Educational games from across the globe in a variety of subjects and categories. Today, we’re giving you an insight to the world of Mathematics!
So…why is Maths an important part of life?
Maths is used by all of us every day (whether you realise it or not!) Baked a cake? Redecorated? Done a bit of gardening? Basic Maths skill in essential a loads of every day activities and getting it right first time is invaluable to growing up. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with brushing up your skills throughout your life!
Here are our Top 5 New Maths based games for you to try!
1. Skiwampus (Maths Gold Award Winner)
Outmaneuver your opponents in this full-tilt action brain-builder! Arrange your tiles in Skiwampus so that the corners connect to form an array of patterns, whether most colors, all numbers, three of a kind, or more. But work quickly because everyone plays at the same time! It’s a geometric jam that requires sharp eyes, quick thinking, and nimble hands. Let the wild Skiwampus start!
2. Gagne Ton Papa/Katamino Family (Maths Gold Award Winner)
Like Katamino? You’ll love this! Players compete on the same board and race to fit the different shaped pieces into the correct places. Not only is this a progressive brain-teaser, it plays in duel between children and parents as well: who will be the quickest to fill their board space with the selected pieces? Also, try to complete the included solo challenges and explore thousands of possible combinations! The sheer amount of playing modes and difficulty levels allow multiple games to be played in a row, bringing the whole family together for memorable moments.
3. Ubongo (Maths Gold Award Winner)
Ubongo is a fast-paced, addictive, and easy-to-learn geometric puzzle game. Players race against the timer and against each other to solve a puzzle of interlocking shapes. The faster you solve the puzzle, the more gems you get. The player with the most valuable gem treasure after nine rounds of solving puzzles wins! Another one for fans of Katamino.
4. Sum Fun (Maths Silver Award Winner)
The idea of the game is straightforward – go ahead and have “SUM FUN”! Use the tiles you have picked up to make SUMs. Once all of the tiles are out, the winner is the first person to use all of their tiles to make valid SUMs. The SUMs must be connecting and intersecting – similar to that of a crossword format.
5. Red7 (Maths Silver Award Winner, Game of the Month – April 2017)
The rules of Red are simple: Highest card wins! But Red is only one of seven games you’ll be playing. Red7 is a quick and easy to learn card game that you can teach and play in five minutes. You must be in the lead at the end of your turn, or you’re out. Play from your hand to improve your palette, or discard to the rules canvas to change the game.