Space Chips

Space Chips

This robust manipulative is excellent to give students a quick blast of 3D geometry. The other manipulative that I use in classrooms is Zome. The advantages of Zome are that it is more flexible. It is a tool that can be used by serious mathematicians. The advantages...
Inversé (2 players, 5 minutes, ages 6+)

Inversé (2 players, 5 minutes, ages 6+)

My top choice for the classroom is the ultra-fast, indestructible Inversé. The game is pretty good, but not good enough for me to recommend it for the home. However, as a classroom purchase this game makes so much sense. It will be around in 5 years with no broken...
Star Realms (2 players; 20 minutes; ages 8+)

Star Realms (2 players; 20 minutes; ages 8+)

Star Realms (2 players; 20 minutes; ages 8+) Star Realms is the most elegant deck-building card game with easy rules, stunning art work, and quick play time.  Scoring requires students to subtract, but as always you’re going to play this game because it is outstanding...
Qwirkle (2-4 players; 45 minutes; ages 5+)

Qwirkle (2-4 players; 45 minutes; ages 5+)

Qwirkle is a pattern game that fits perfectly in a standard age 5 or 6 curriculum. It is one of the most robust classroom games. The pieces are indestructible and if you lose a piece it doesn’t matter. The full game is too long for many age 5 and 6 students, so...
Avalon (5-10 players; 20 minutes; ages 9+)

Avalon (5-10 players; 20 minutes; ages 9+)

Avalon (5-10 players; 20 minutes; ages 9+) Avalon is the best game for 5-10 players. Just less than half of players are secretly part of the evil team.  They know who they are, but the good players are mostly in the dark.  It is fast to play, and a real winner with...