I adore games where there is mathematical thinking and strategy (of course, most games do invole that, which is why I like games). I'm also going to buy Mastermind for the classroom---another favorite from my younger years. Hey, I have a difficult time getting family to play games....maybe I can join the kids during indoor recess...if only there was time!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Here are the games that Chelsey and I played. The Racko I acquired recently (free!) for the classroom. I was so excited when I saw it because it's a game that I had when I was younger. Very simple (but fun) concept....the cards have to be in order from least to greatest. I'm thinking that if Chelsey and I team up with the boys, they might like it, although they might be bothered by the fact that you can skip numbers; it only matters that the next number in the rack is higher.
This is the other game---Mancala. I had never played this before, but it looked interesting and it was relatively inexpensive. It's a fairly simple game, but one can make it more complex if strategy is added.