Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 6 year-old ++
Who would love this: Anyone who enjoys number games / looking for a game that makes mathematics fun!
A little “not-so-fun” fact about myself: Mathematics used to be the subject that gave me the most nightmares and exam anxiety. I’m so glad to see so many innovative educational resources these days that make learning such an enjoyable experience. Today, I’m going to share this latest favourite of ours - “Mobi Number Tile Game” from Mobi (kindly gifted by Divisible by Zero ) .
Why I love ❤️ this game:
(1) Mathematics Game For Kids + Adults - This is a scrabble-style game, BUT with one major difference: instead of forming creative words using tiles with alphabetical letters, we build mathematics equations with number tiles! The rules take just a few minutes to learn: Each player begins with 7 blue number tiles; each works independently to create a chain of equations using the double-sided white operations tiles (+, -, x, ÷, =). Shout “FLIP” when you have one tile left (all players must take 3 extra tiles in response). Players can swap 1 number tile for 2 randomly selected tiles from the pool, and a special “mobi” tile can be used to substitute any number. First person who connects all their number tiles in a pod correctly wins the game (don’t forget to yell “Mobi”!). I love that everyone plays simultaneously; it’s a competitive race but each person gets to works on their “personal project” according to skills (e.g. a younger kids can concentrate in doing basic addition and subtraction, if multiplication is beyond their level).
(2) 5 Ways To Play - Apart from the basic standard play, there are 5 other ways to play Mobi; do it solo, make it more kid-friendly (remove the x and ÷), make it into “Mobi for experts” by adjusting the number of tiles to be picked up, make it “chill” without any “flip” or “swap” rules, or make it a team challenge!
(3) Quality Of The Tiles - I love the solid quality of these 162 acrylic plastic tiles, and the engraved numeral symbols (1 to 12) that gives the tiles a very tactile feel.
(4) Adorable Whale Pouch - Who can resist that funky zip-up storage pouch that looks like an adorable blue whale, completes with a squashy tail and a tiny roped handle at the top. I love the good portable size of this game - it’s travel-convenient, compact and portable.
# gifted in exchange for review
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