Monday 7 October 2013

PLYT Maths Board Game Review

We recently got the chance to review PLYT board game. We as a family love board games nothing better than spending some quality time together (me getting to competitive) and having a good time. PLYT is a game that has been made by a couple called Ian and Lisa who created the game as they found others to be a bit boring and not very good for children of different ages. 

So out of that PLYT was born, a game not only fair on every player but can help to improve maths skills. My son loves maths so when I mentioned it was about numbers he couldn't wait to play the game. My husband sat and read the instructions as I was a little unsure on what and how we play the game. 

After my husband explained it, it actually wasn't as daunting as I thought. It was actually easy enough to play and my son who is 7 was soon explaining how to play the game. After a couple of rounds and the excitement of using the timer soon all our competitive attitudes came out. My husband was doing the maths and my son would desperately wait for the timer to finish so he wouldn't win. 

The great thing about the game is that it includes everyone, you can choose to help with the chance cards or even choose to put people in front behind!  We started by giving Pants some easy numbers to multiply and we also made him add the numbers together. He enjoyed getting it right and it was lovely to see how much his maths skills are improving at school.

As we were playing we all got quicker and both me and my husband dusted of our maths skills to try and win. We has such a good time plating my husband being his usual cheeky self and trying to trick us into thinking he was ahead. It was a lot of fun! 

Even Ami wanted to join in our game, she was happy to sit on Daddy's lap and try and get hold of the Dice. It was much more fun than sitting in front of the TV like most evenings end up. We would definitely recommend this game it was such fun. Now days when buying games its often easy to look for a game that looks good, but this game as simple as it is, was far more of a interesting game than others we have. 

If my son is learning and having fun its a bonus, you can buy this game from PLYT website. It retails at £19.99 but is definitely worth it. We are sending this game back but my son has said he wants it on his Christmas list. Was lovely to see him choose a board game over the DS or Play station and it was lovely to have some time playing and learning together. 

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Disclaimer: We were sent this game in order to review it, all opinions and views are my own.

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