Sunday, October 29, 2023

CrossMath, By MindWare - REVIEW

Nature/ Type:           Scrabble-style mathematics theme board game 

Rating:                      ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 

Recommended age:   7 year-old ++ 

Who would love this: Kids and adults who love a maths challenge! 

If you have a mathematics enthusiast and number lover at home, then you NEED to check out “CrossMath” by MindWare ! It’s mind-stimulating, strategically challenging.Thank you Leisure Learning for providing a copy for review! 

Why I love ❤️ this game:

(1) Scrabble Game - BUT With Number Tiles! 

This is a scrabble-inspired game BUT with one major difference: instead of building words using tiles with alphabetical letters, we form mathematics equations with number tiles! The rules are straightforward and very much like Scrabble: set up the game board, each player draws 10 tiles from the drawstring bag, and takes turn to form maths equations horizontally (from left to right) or vertically (from top to bottom) by placing tiles on the board - starting from the upper left corner. Just like Scrabble, each player must use at least one tile already on the board as part of the new equation, and all equations touching the tile must be true and valid. The 120 tiles include options for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction - so there are plenty of possibilities and sufficient room for players of different skill levels to join the game!

(2) Interesting Scrabble-Inspired Scoring System 

I love the Scrabble-style game board that determines the final scoring and drives the strategy of the game. Players score one point for each tile placed on the board; when you place a tile on a square with number, you score that number of additional points (eg if you place a tile on a square that has a “4” on it, you score additional 4 points). When you place a tile on a # sign, you score additional points for the number on your tile (eg if you place a “9” tile on #, you score an additional 9 points for that equation). 

(3) Includes Parent And Educator Guide For Play Variations 

The rules book includes “parent and educator guide” for skill-specific play variations. For example, we can remove multiplication and division tiles when playing with younger kids, or adjust the scoring mechanism for more advanced players. 

(4) Reasonably Decent Components With Sturdy Game Board

Components wise, the tiles are made of thick cardboard, and the racks are made of “soft” plastic - which are okay (but I wish they were a little more solid). The drawstring bag and the game board are great, and I love the sturdy game box. 

# gifted in exchange for review 

Where to buy this: (Australia) 

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