When I first came across PLYT Game, I had little clue as to how addictive and challenging this numeracy game would be. This is suitable for ages 4 and above and for 2 to 6 players. It is easy to play (when you set up all the rules), fun and competitive for all the family and it allows players of different ages and abilities to compete against each other with everyone being challenged. This game is a great game for everyone.
The game comes with a play board, dice tray, 5 red dice, 1 black dice, 6 playing pieces, 32 chance cards, 30 second sand timer and instructions. The play board is made from hard cardboard. Each dice is 12 sided and the black dice is the master dice.
This game is about challenging yourself to correctly multiply a number of dice together within the time, thinking strategically and being the first to reach the top of PLYT Mountain.
Before we start the game, we set the rules depending on our abilities. You can visit www.plyt.co.uk to discover other variations and tips on how to play.
Mr C and I decided to make it harder for us by using three dice to start with whilst Mr K used two dice and Ms C used one dice and she had to multiply by a fixed number. This game is all about multiplying so it is useful to have a calculator handy to check the answers. If you answer correctly within the time, then move round the board by the Master score but beware that if you land on a PLYT square, it can change the game! Both of my children were very keen to land on the PLYT square, until they found a few nasty surprises in these chance cards as they are not always a helpful card!
Overall this is a challenging and competitive game which is great to help children build their confidence and to improve their numeracy. Ms C answered incorrectly the first time round and when she next rolled the same number for the same question, she remembered the answer without much thinking and now in her mind, she remembers 2 multiplied by 8 is 16. I would definitely recommend this game. It is available to buy on their website or Amazon.
Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review however all thoughts and opinions remain our own. Contains Amazon affiliate link.