Board games are a fantastic way to spend quality time with your friends and family, challenge your critical thinking – and practise maths! Below are some of our favourite mathematical board games, all of which make great stocking-fillers or birthday presents.
Develop your adding and subtraction skills in a slimy swamp! Journey around the board as quickly as you can to make it to the finish before anyone else.
Magic Maths (ages 5+)
Become a wizard and create your own magic numbers. Collect weird and wonderful ingredients for various spells by answering questions, and see if you’re correct by rubbing heat sensitive patches to reveal the answers.
Math Dice Jr. (ages 6+)
Math Dice is a great way to introduce young mathematicians to key numerical concepts and encourage them to develop their critical thinking skills. Best of all, its compact size makes it a great stocking-filler.
The self-proclaimed ‘crazy coin counting game’ is an engaging and exciting way to develop coin recognition and counting skills. The player with the most money by the end of the game wins!
The Memory Maze Challenge makes a great gift for children and adults alike. Develop your memorization skills and reflexes as you strive to recall flashing light sequences, which become more and more challenging.
Rummikub is a classic board game, and for good reason! Compete against your friends and family to place all of your numbered tiles before anyone else, all while subconsciously reinforcing key STEM skills.
Monopoly (ages 8+)
Monopoly is filled with thrills, spills and money in the tills. Counting and finances are the key to success, as you work your way up the property ladder to create a hotel empire. There are Monopology boards themed around everything from Fortnite to Pokémon, making it easy to find the perfect board for your family.
For even more mathematical fun, DoodleMaths has lots of educational games to enjoy. From Monkey Mania to Bakery Blast, there’s something for everyone – and best of all, you can try it out for free!