Math Board Games

Hi Parents! 

We recently posted about a few math apps you could download for free. Here is a list of board/card/dice/puzzles—i.e. “offline” games for kids to help develop math skills:


Video instructions on how to play Cribbage with 2 players:

Shut the Box also known as Canoga (See Featured Image)


How to play Shut the Box:

Sum Swamp Addition and Subtraction Game for Ages 5-8 

Pass the Pigs

Toss the pigs and get different scores based on how they land: Whoever gets a score of 100 first is the winner.

Kakuro: A type of number puzzle, similar to a crossword but with numbers. Each “clue” is the sum of the digits to be placed in its group of squares, and no digit can be repeated within a group.

Soduku: A type of puzzle whose completion requires each of typically nine rows and columns and each of as many usually square subregions to contain, without duplication, 1 up to 9 or the grid dimension.

Don’t forget Pokemon cards! Nothing will get your kids adding and subtracting faster than the idea they can conquer your Pokemon character with power points. It is pretty complicated to learn but you may be able to get a friendly 8 year old to help.

Discover Explore Learn

Here is a link to a great list of board games. Most of these are available in Germany as well:

Send us a message if you have any other fun game recommendations to help kids learn math (or just for fun!)

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