Think Fun has done it again! Another amazing game that will actually help your kids learn! I don't love it quite as much as I love their Yoga Spinner, but that's probably because I have to use a neglected part of my brain for this game.
Did you ever play Hot Potato as a kid?
Did you have competitions in math class to learn your times tables?
Well, this game is both. Think Fun decided to take these two games and mash them together. And it is wonderfully and horribly fun.
Let's just say I am not good under pressure. I brain literally freezes. See! Just thinking about this game gives me the brain farts. What I meant to say was "My brain literally freezes." Enjoy my typo! We'll just pretend that I meant to do that for this object lesson. Ok? Deal!
I have not been practicing pretty much anything I learned in school since it ended. My brain is so dusty. Trying to play this game was like cranking rusty wheels. Sometimes they just get stuck. This game was more beneficial to me than it was for the kids I played it with. Do I need to tell you who won? Well, I'm not going to admit it on the internet. You'll just never know!
Even if you're an old geezer like me you'll enjoy this game. It would be hilarious to take to a family get-together and have the adults play. Just make sure you practice before you challenge your sibling rivals.
The game play is simple and can be explained and understood in minutes. You do NEED 4-6 players though. One set of dice starts on one side of the circle and the other set starts on the opposite side. Both people start rolling at the same time. They must then say the equation aloud and include the correct answer. As long as it is not challenged they can then pass the dice onto the next person. If somebody thinks that the equation was incorrect then they can yell out "Challenge!" They must then recite the correct equation. If person that initiates the challenge is correct then the person that rolled the dice is out. If the challenger is incorrect then they are out. The play then continues. If anybody end up with both dice at a time then they are out. Once it is down to the last two people they then each roll one die. Whoever can repeat the correct equation aloud first wins. If it is ruled a tie by everyone that is out then they battle until there is a clear victor.
It is a fast-paced game that will leave you shaking, dumbfounded, and anxious. Or maybe that's just me. I'm highly competitive. It would be perfect for teachers. We used to play a game with flashcards called Around the World in math class in fourth grade. This would have been a fun alternative. If you do have more than 6 players then they recommend getting a second set to keep the game moving quickly. Which isn't bad since they are reasonably priced.
I plan on using them like flash cards when we don't have enough people to complete a game. They will be perfect for quizzing my kids during study time. You don't have to just use them for multiplication tests either. They can also be used for practicing addition and subtraction. It will be fun to switch it up during the coming years.
Overall, I love this game. Anything that promotes learning, socializing, and turning off the television is good in my book. I am so excited to use these with my kids. And by myself in the meantime.
If you want to try them with your kids then you can find them on Amazon HERE.
Or on their website HERE.
I received a sample of this product in exchange for an honest trial and review. These are my personal opinions and experiences. Play at your own risk of humiliation. Enjoy and thanks for reading!