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Math Games for Family Time

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This one isn’t just for little Einsteins…

One undeniable fact about kids is that they love playing games. Here is some good news for parents who have a tough time getting them excited about maths. Now you can get your kids to do what they love best and get better at maths at the same time.

The following is a list of board games for kids aged eight and older and I encourage parents to join in with the fun. This is easier – and more productive – than Keeping Up With The Kardashians. It’s a pity that not all of these amazing games are available yet in Hong Kong but you can still enjoy them through The prices indicated are the full prices but Amazon is giving great discounts on most of them.


Even Steven’s Odd

Flip a challenge card, race to roll the numbers that complete the challenge, and grab Steven first to win a round.

Helps with: addition, subtraction, matching skills and quick thinking.
Available for US$20


7 Ate 9 Tuckbox Card Game

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! Players add or subtract, 1, 2, or 3 to the number on the top card on the pile to determine if they have a card that can be played next. Sounds simple, but with everyone playing simultaneously, the options are constantly changing. The first player out of cards wins!

Helps with: addition, subtraction.
Available at US$10


Clumsy Thief

Clumsy thieves may be lurking in your own home. This hilarious fast-paced card game has everyone snatching money when they dare! Big moneys up for grabs and every player joins the fun. This game requires strategy, addition skills, luck and a great sense of humor.

Helps with: addition, strategy
Available at: for US$15


Multiplication and Division Bingo Game

A fast-paced and packed with riveting content to keep learners interested and challenged. This game’s traditional format can be played eight different ways, so everyone can get in on the learning fun.

Helps with: multiplication, division.
Available at US$15



In this captivating 3D math game, players try to get closest to the target number by creating different equations.

Helps with: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, even powers.
Available at US$10


Sequence Numbers

The cards have the equations… the game board has the answers. Each card has an addition or subtraction equation. Match a card to it’s correct answer on the board, then place your chip there.

Helps with: addition, subtraction.
Available at US$25


Equate: The Equation Thinking Game

Equate looks a bit like Scrabble – at least for aspiring mathematicians. Designed by a real mathematician, it works like this: you put down tiles on a board and make points by correctly completing simple equations.

Helps with: addition, subtraction, fractions, algebraic equations.
Available at: for US$26


Head Full of Numbers

Place the three standard dice and three custom dice (with numbers 0, 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9) into the fun dice shaker then roll them out and place them into the dice tray. Set the sand timer and have the score pad ready to record the number of unique, correct equations each player makes using the numbers rolled.

Helps with: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division.
Available at: for US$16


Prime Climb

Prime Climb is a beautiful, colourful, mathematical board game designed for 2 to 4 players. 
Roll the dice and add, subtract, multiply and divide your way to the centre of the board, picking up Prime cards and bumping your opponents back to start as you go.

Helps with: multiplication and division.
Available for US$35


Give it a try and get those little neurons firing. They’ll need them when they get older. And they’ll have good memories of happy times with their parents.

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