The Best Math Games that Your Kids will Love to Play

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Find the best math games for kids that will help them with number recognition, counting, addition, subtraction and more! 

These games will help you review math skills with your kids and have a ton of fun while doing it. Math games are the perfect break from worksheets yet still review many of the same math skills with your kids.

Best of all, your kids will actually enjoy practicing their math skills with these games. So grab a few math games and keep them close by for the moments when your child is ready for some math fun!

Math games your kids are goin gto love to play.



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Top Math Games for Kids

These are some of our favorite math games and I know your kids will love them as well! While some of these are are best for elementary aged children, there are several that they will continue to enjoy well into their teen years and beyond.

Of course, if you are looking for games specifically for teens, then I have you covered there as well:

Math Games Your Teens and Tweens will Actually Enjoy

Math Games for Kids that Review Operations

Sum Swamp

This is a must-have board game for all homes with elementary school children. The game covers basic addition and subtraction with every roll. Odd and even numbers are also part of the game. Every single one of my kids has enjoyed this game!


24 Game

This is a classic number manipulation game using all four operations. Each card has four numbers on it. Players must add, subtract, multiply, and/or divide the numbers to get a total of 24. The cards have three levels designated by 1, 2, or 3 dots on the card. This is an easy one to scatter and see who can “win” the most cards.


24 Game Add/Subtract Only

This is a version of the classic 24 games, but only addition and subtraction are used. It is perfect for your youngest math learners!


Prime Climb

Of course, Prime Climb was on my Wishlist forever! There is so much math fact practice wrapped up in this game.

It was on my wishlist for a long time before we bought it and I am so glad we did! We all love this game. It is hard for my 7-year-old to participate on his own because he still needs a lot of help with his math facts, but my other three kids are all able to participate without an issue.


Yahtzee

A classic game. This one involves a ton of practice when it comes to addition and even a little multiplication. Probability. Chance. This is a fun one and it is easy to learn and play with upper elementary kids and above.

This classic game has been my oldest daughter’s favorite for years.  We drove to Michigan one year and I think she played it 9-10 times straight with my mom in the backseat.  She never did get bored of it.  It is a good thing her Grandmom likes it too.


I Sea 10!

Being able to easily and quickly make 10’s in your head is a practical and foundational math skill. This game reinforces that skill in such a fun way. My youngest loved to play it though we often eliminated the sharks from the game because they frustrated him.


SEE MY ENTIRE LIST OF MATH GAMES —-> MATH AND LOGIC IDEA LIST

Logic Games for Kids

Gobblet Gobblers

This is a twist on the traditional Tic-Tac-Toe. Each person receives six gobblers in three sizes: 2 large, 2 medium and 2 small. With each turn, you place your color on the board. You can place a piece normally or you can use a larger piece to gobble up your opponent’s smaller piece. This is a quick game with a bit more strategy than regular Tic-Tac-Toe.


Mastermind and Mastermind for Kids

I loved this logic game as a kid and now my kids enjoy it too!

This is a two player game. One player creates a secret code and the other player tries to guess the code. Codes are created by selecting 4 pegs and lining them up in a specific order, hidden from the code breaker. There are only 6 colors in the pile of pegs, so the code-breakers selects 4 pegs (colors in the code can repeat) and make their first guess. The code-maker scores each guess by letting the code-breaker know how many pegs are the right color and how many are the right color AND in the right place. The code-breaker has to use their deductive reasoning skills to crack the code!


This kid version uses animal shaped code pegs and limits the code to three pegs instead of four, making it easier to solve.


Laser Maze

This logic game can be played individually. In fact, it really can only be played individually unless a parent is helping a child. Two children tend to argue about what to try…not that we would know about that in this house.  (ahem)

There are several levels of play, each with approximately 30 cards. The cards tell you how to set up the board, what pieces you have to add, and what your goal is for the laser. Pieces consist of one way mirrors, two way mirrors, targets and such


Rush Hour Traffic Jam

This award winning game allows kids to use their logic and puzzle solving skills to get the car out of rush hour traffic. Easy to play and fun to solve!


IQ Fit 3D Travel Game

This logic and puzzle game is another great game for kids. Best of all, it is perfect for car rides and travelling.


Chess

It was surprising to me how young my kids were when they began to learn the basics of chess. They started to learn how to move the individual pieces long before they developed strategy, but they had a great time with this game along the way.

I like a foldable set for storage purposes, much like the one below:


Math Games for Kids that use Visual/Spatial Logic

Blokus

Blokus feels like the Tetris video game that has been re-designed as a board game. Each player begins in their own corner of the board and places on a piece, which must touch the corner. Players rotate placing a piece on the board, touching only corners of any of their other pieces. The game continues until no more pieces can be placed.  

The only downside for our family is that the maximum numbers of players is only four.  At this point, everyone is old enough to enjoy the game so I only wish more of us could play it at a time.


Have a great time playing games and learning with your kids!

Another great way to reinforce math skills, but without worksheets, is to read math picture books with your kids. These books are designed to reinforce (and even teach!) math skills to your kids, but through stories.

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  2. Oh my gosh Mary, I watched your video on math manipulatives about a week ago and decided to just jump in and buy some. My son is very math minded and I am not and I had been looking for ideas on how to put more focus on math without it being all worksheets and I realised we have hardly any math things around our home. So, I drove out to the teachers resource store and bought a bunch of stuff and brought it home and just put it on the table for them to discover. Straight off, my son opened the linking cubes and started building cubes, Small ones, bigger ones. Then he started to estimate how many linking cubes he was using to build a cube so he counted the cubes on one side and multiplied them and then for fun made us all guess and then told us the right answer! Like all this straight off the bat! In ten minutes he had touched on geometry, multiplication, estimates, counting and I don’t even know what else. So, big thank yous from me and my homeschool crew to you and yours.

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      Oh Karen, I am so glad to hear this. Those linking cubes have been so very popular in our house. Good luck to you all! What a great mom to focus on his strength even though it isn’t yours. Love this story.

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