Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Fractazmic Fraction Fun - TOS Review

When this game from I See Cards landed on my doorstep with the promise of 'The most fun you'll ever have learning fractions!' I was intrigued.

The game consists of 60 colourful cards divided into three suits (tenths in green, twelfths in blue and sixteenths in red) and the idea is to collect a whole from the fractions. The game is intended for age 7 and above and works with 2-4 players.
The game comes with instructions that I must admit that I found confusing to start with but quickly realised the rules were similar to gin rummy.

It worked very well with both Lilly and Sunflower (9 & 7) - both have a basic understanding of fractions and Lilly has covered fraction addition. The game provided a great review for Lilly and a real learning tool for Sunflower (although I did catch her cheating occasionally and counting up the graphics rather than adding the fractions)

Tulip wasn't ready for the full version of this game (5yo) but as she was desperate to play we used them in a version of snap - she would hold the cards in her hand and match the fraction I played.(so if I put down a half she would 'snap' with two quarters)

I loved this game and the girls loved this game - it's become one of their favourites to play and I love the versatility of it. I do think the instruction were more confusing than they needed to be but don't be put off by that as the game is really good fun and you can watch them being played here - Fractazmic Trap and Fractazmic Rummy. You can also play an on line game.

Fractazmic can be purchased on line for $6.95. See what the rest of the crew thought over at TOS Crew Blog

I was given a free copy of the game in return for an honest review.

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