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Maths based family Board games

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silverlining48 Tue 21-Nov-17 09:14:51

Does anyone out there in the land of grans net know of a fun family game which is maths related to help my gc 8 and 5 with numbers. Yes i know...its sneaky...so it must be fun to play. I have seen one online called mobi, a sort of scrabble but with numbers which the whole family can play at their own level which looks ok but if anyone has any other suggestions would appreciate any input.
Checked out some large toy shops but they didnt have anything like this amongst the games.

Eglantine21 Tue 21-Nov-17 09:27:20

You can't beat a good old fashioned pack of cards actually. Cribbage needs lots and lots of calculations and I played umpteen games with my Grandad from the age of six.
Newmarket (Christmas favourite) does sequencing for the younger one and Higher or Lower is good for that age group too.

Welshwife Tue 21-Nov-17 09:41:45

Not a board game but there is a very good game using several dice called I think Boggle - each player has a score card and throw all the dice and add scores etc. Our children loved the game and it was fun for the adults too - in fact our next door neighbours (in their late 50s) often came in for a game!

Eglantine21 Tue 21-Nov-17 09:43:20

Oh Shut The Box. Which is not a board game but good fun.

gillybob Tue 21-Nov-17 09:47:30

We have just discovered Uno which is a very good numbers card game. My three are 7,9 and 11 and they all enjoy it .

Squiffy Tue 21-Nov-17 10:12:50

Have a look at MOBI game. It's a game comprising number tiles with other tiles having + - x and divide on them. The idea is to build a chain forming a sum and finding the answer.

Not sure I've made sense there, but if you Google you'll get the idea!

silverlining48 Tue 21-Nov-17 10:17:06

Yes i saw mobi online. Do you have it squiffy?

Greyduster Tue 21-Nov-17 10:22:23

Some interesting ideas here that I might look at. Our GS loves to play card games, but has recently rediscovered a magnetic darts game we bought some time ago. Lots of fun and strengthens adding up skills no end (even mine). Beware the “needle” matches though!

Squiffy Tue 21-Nov-17 10:38:14

silver Have bought a couple for C****** presents, so haven't actually played it yet. With a little imagination, I think it could be used in various ways and even with quite young children, if they're 'into' sums.