Callum loves maths, I on the other hand hate it, I hated it in school and although I got a good grade in my exams I had to work really hard to get it. I really try to not let on to the boys how hard I used to find it and I suppose they are lucky that Matt really likes maths and will only be too happy to help them out with their homework when the times comes. Recently we were asked if we would like to review the Mathable Junior board game we were only to happy to help.
Mathable is aimed at children aged 5 – 9 years old. It is a 2 in 1 board game, it has a different game on each side of the board. The box contains the board, 60 number tiles, 4 tile holders and an instruction booklet.
It is noticeable that the game has similarities to a scrabble board, and the game is like an adaption of scrabble but instead of letter and words you have maths and numbers instead. The rules of the game are pretty simple and involve adding or subtracting two numbers next to each other on the board this will hopefully get you an answer which allows you to place one of your tiles. The number tiles go up to 20, so the game requires the child to be able to do addition and subtraction up to a total of 20. Callum finds this really easy and has since starting maths and Nathan is just starting to learn this so the game helped him so as his skills get better so will his game play. The boys really enjoyed playing the game and even James tried to join in even though he was getting in the way of the boys games.
The game has an RRP of £14.99 and can be bought from most good toy and games retailers. There are also other games in the range suitable for older children and adults to play. Each product is designed to use logic, strategy and math skills to beat opponents and gain the highest score.