Thanks to Pressman Toy and Goliath Games, my kiddos were given Board Games to get us ready for our next Family Game Night. Opinions expressed in the post are that of my own.
Are you looking for Math Board Games to keep your family entertained over vacation, or are you simply looking for a way to stimulate your kiddos brains while they are out of school?
Now just to give a little back story, my oldest just came off of a season of soccer and had been limited on time. After dinner and homework during the week we really only had a window before bed for showers, and I really missed seeing them all play together.
However, now that we are back to a regular schedule I was ready to have some down time and a few evenings at home together. After my family’s recent game nights with Pressman Toy as well as Goliath Games, I am excited to share their experiences with these Math Board Games!
For ages 7 and up, this “Connect-the-Numbers” for 2 players, is a game that consists of 1’s, 2’s, and 3’s. The object is to take these 3 numbers and MAKE7 (Add 7) up to the red outline squares.
MAKE7 is a great way to learn addition and an awesome way to reinforce STEM skills through strategy, planning, as well as logic.
Just so you know, adding together 7 isn’t as easy as you may think. At each turn, each player can block one another with their set of tiles. My 9 year old and 12 year old played and my youngest even got to put a few of the tiles in on his older brother’s behalf.
This game teaches what patterns are and uses strategy in order to break a code. For ages 6 and up, this set includes a Mastermind Board, 72 Jungle Animals, 15 Small Red Creatures and 15 White Creatures for scoring.
It is a 2 player board game with 3 levels, and the object is to set a pattern as the code maker while the code breaker tries to figure out what the combination is through a series of turns.
Mastermind for Kids can be adjusted based on the age of the players and can grow with your children. All 3 of my children were able to play this game on level 3.
If you have a child that is just learning addition and subtraction, or heading into more complex problems with multiplication and division, SMATH is a board game that they both can play.
My daughter is in 3rd grade and has just started learning multiplication, and her brother is in 6th grade and can do more complex problems.
Just like MAKE7, this is entertaining way to reinforce STEM skills through the use of strategy, planning, and logic. This was a little advanced for my 5 year old, but he still had fun keeping score.
As a parent, it was neat to see how far my kiddos have come in their education and my daughter can observe and learn from her older brother’s moves.
We previously owned a Pop! the Pig for many years, but were missing a couple pieces. This was perfect timing to get a replacement from Goliath Games because this type of play still hasn’t gone out of style for my 2 younger kiddos.
Pop! the Pig is great for teaching colors as well as counting to younger children, and it sure does keep my guys entertained.
Plus the laughter of anticipation on whether or not his belly will pop, is hilarious to listen to.
This was actually my family’s second experience with this game. We had played it almost 6 years ago when I was about 3 weeks away from giving birth to my youngest son. Needless to say, the rules of the game had escaped me and we had to do a little refresher.
Out of all the games we tried, I would say this was the most challenging.
Rummikub is for two to four players and ages 8 and up, the object is to create runs of the same number sequence and sets of the same number in different colors.
Each turn is timed by a minute and this is a game that is constantly moving pieces around. Players can pull apart other runs and sets from previous turns and the winner is either the first person to empty their rack or the highest score after multiple rounds.
Looking for another educational as well as entertaining board game? Although it is not Math related, be sure to also check out Wordsearch! for spelling fun!
This needle in a haystack playing got my kiddos’ competitive sides going as well as reinforced their spelling skills. As they turned the wheel to the next game play, not only did they have to race to recognize the word quicker than the other player, but they had to remember to yell out the phrase “Wordsearch!”.
Have you ever played any of these games before? If so, which is your favorite or do you have another Pressman Toy or Goliath Games favorite?
I hope you find these Math Board Games To Play Over Vacation help keep your kiddos busy, and our experiences inspire a future family game night.
Carlee @ FLL
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