Math Skills Made Fun

Link colors to numbers to fun in a math board game that’s addicting and stealthy. Prime Climb makes you exercise math skills while you’re distracted at play. Married mathematicians Daniel Finkel and Katherine Cook are the architects, creating a new take on doing equations. After training teachers for many years, they turned their attention to designing a visual, intuitive game to help kids become fluent in math. Much like learning a language, getting the key concepts down while you’re young can help them take root. To play, you roll two ten-sided dice—then you use operations to decide how many spaces you can move. Add the two numbers or subtract, multiply, or divide them, depending on which total will give you the best turn. Climb your way up to 101—gaining special powers and bumping opponents back to the start along the way. When we played the game, our teenage kids even asked to play it again. That’s right—teens asking to play a math game with their parents. There’s no greater endorsement than that.

Math for Love

Prime Climb Board Game

Math Skills Made Fun

Link colors to numbers to fun in a math board game that’s addicting and stealthy. Prime Climb makes you exercise math skills while you’re distracted at play. Married mathematicians Daniel Finkel and Katherine Cook are the architects, creating a new take on doing equations. After training teachers for many years, they turned their attention to designing a visual, intuitive game to help kids become fluent in math. Much like learning a language, getting the key concepts down while you’re young can help them take root. To play, you roll two ten-sided dice—then you use operations to decide how many spaces you can move. Add the two numbers or subtract, multiply, or divide them, depending on which total will give you the best turn. Climb your way up to 101—gaining special powers and bumping opponents back to the start along the way. When we played the game, our teenage kids even asked to play it again. That’s right—teens asking to play a math game with their parents. There’s no greater endorsement than that.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Daniel
    Daniel

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Prime Climb to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Michele
    Michele
    11/7/2016 10:43 AM

    What is the recommended age for this game?

  • Daniel
    Daniel – Special Guest
    11/7/2016 10:55 AM

    @Michele We recommend the game for kids age 10 and up to play on their own. If an adult actively plays with a child, it's good for kids age 8 and up.

  • Daniel
    Daniel – Special Guest
    11/7/2016 11:09 AM

    @Daniel We've seen parents successfully play with even younger kids too (ages 5, 6 or 7), though we generally don't make active recommendations to go younger than 7.

  • cory
    cory
    11/7/2016 10:59 AM

    The game is a lot of fun. My son that just turned 9 likes it and is pretty easy to play. Although it was a gift for my daughter who is 11. Even if you are not a quick math whiz, the game is set up to make it easy by color coding. Great game. We found it at a local game store in Baltimore.

  • Daniel
    Daniel – Special Guest
    11/7/2016 11:09 AM

    @cory Thanks for your feedback, Cory!

  • Susan
    Susan
    11/7/2016 11:05 AM

    Is it fun for college age players? A challenge ???

  • Daniel
    Daniel – Special Guest
    11/7/2016 11:15 AM

    @Susan The game is definitely fun and challenging for adult players too. There's a surprisingly amount of strategy that's involved to knock other players back to start or land on prime numbers (you get Prime cards for landing on prime numbers greater than 10, which are colored red in the board's coloring scheme). As you get accustomed to the game, you start to see how you can use division or subtraction to make more powerful plays and put yourself at an advantage.

  • Robyn
    Robyn
    11/7/2016 11:43 AM

    Is the game still fun with only addition and subtraction?

  • Daniel
    Daniel – Special Guest
    11/7/2016 1:00 PM

    @Robyn It's less dynamic, but it can still be fun for kids... as long as the adult playing is having a good time too :-)

    With only addition and subtraction, the game is closer to a simpler children's game like Chutes and Ladders. You need to go all the way up to 101 (100 is the top number in Chutes and Ladders), and there are also special spots that make extra stuff happen. You can play with a single pawn instead of two to simplify the game even more.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Math for Love

Prime Climb Board Game

Math Skills Made Fun

Link colors to numbers to fun in a math board game that’s addicting and stealthy. Prime Climb makes you exercise math skills while you’re distracted at play.

Married mathematicians Daniel Finkel and Katherine Cook are the architects, creating a new take on doing equations. After training teachers for many years, they turned
their attention to designing a visual, intuitive game to help kids become fluent in math. Much like learning a language, getting the key concepts down while you’re young can help them take root.

To play, you roll two ten-sided dice—then you use operations to decide how many spaces you can move. Add the two numbers or subtract, multiply, or divide them, depending on which total will give you the best turn. Climb your way up to 101—gaining special powers and bumping opponents back to the start along the way.

When we played the game, our teenage kids even asked to play it again. That’s right—teens asking to play a math game with their parents. There’s no greater endorsement than that.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Daniel
    Daniel

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Prime Climb to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Michele
    Michele
    11/7/2016 10:43 AM

    What is the recommended age for this game?

  • Daniel
    Daniel – Special Guest
    11/7/2016 10:55 AM

    @Michele We recommend the game for kids age 10 and up to play on their own. If an adult actively plays with a child, it's good for kids age 8 and up.

  • Daniel
    Daniel – Special Guest
    11/7/2016 11:09 AM

    @Daniel We've seen parents successfully play with even younger kids too (ages 5, 6 or 7), though we generally don't make active recommendations to go younger than 7.

  • cory
    cory
    11/7/2016 10:59 AM

    The game is a lot of fun. My son that just turned 9 likes it and is pretty easy to play. Although it was a gift for my daughter who is 11. Even if you are not a quick math whiz, the game is set up to make it easy by color coding. Great game. We found it at a local game store in Baltimore.

  • Daniel
    Daniel – Special Guest
    11/7/2016 11:09 AM

    @cory Thanks for your feedback, Cory!

  • Susan
    Susan
    11/7/2016 11:05 AM

    Is it fun for college age players? A challenge ???

  • Daniel
    Daniel – Special Guest
    11/7/2016 11:15 AM

    @Susan The game is definitely fun and challenging for adult players too. There's a surprisingly amount of strategy that's involved to knock other players back to start or land on prime numbers (you get Prime cards for landing on prime numbers greater than 10, which are colored red in the board's coloring scheme). As you get accustomed to the game, you start to see how you can use division or subtraction to make more powerful plays and put yourself at an advantage.

  • Robyn
    Robyn
    11/7/2016 11:43 AM

    Is the game still fun with only addition and subtraction?

  • Daniel
    Daniel – Special Guest
    11/7/2016 1:00 PM

    @Robyn It's less dynamic, but it can still be fun for kids... as long as the adult playing is having a good time too :-)

    With only addition and subtraction, the game is closer to a simpler children's game like Chutes and Ladders. You need to go all the way up to 101 (100 is the top number in Chutes and Ladders), and there are also special spots that make extra stuff happen. You can play with a single pawn instead of two to simplify the game even more.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.