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Hi, everyone,
We are in love with Dr Eureka, mom, dad and 7-year-old girl. It is a fast game that applies mathematical reasoning, what's not to love?! I find this similar to many of the Thinkfun and SmartGames but contrary to those it can be played by 1-4 players at the same time, which is a lot more fun for a family.
Do you know any similar games in terms of multiplayers and science/ math reasoning for kids that you can recommend?
Thanks.
 
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Mess Machine comes to mind.
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Dimension
It's very similar in that everyone plays simultaneously with several cards determining the goal for each round, and it has spatial/dexterity components. It also plays 1-4. You can adjust the difficulty for individual players if the skill levels are too different by varying the number of rule cards a player has to follow.
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not 100% match to the request, but it seems to me these might also be enjoyable;

IOTA

Sagrada

Potion Explosion

Kodama: The Tree Spirits




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Secret Code 13+4
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Zendo requires one player to act as judge, but it's the best scientific reasoning game I've seen.
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I am a huge fan of Dimension, which applies similar puzzling skills while increasing the difficulty level.

Blue Orange makes a few other "Dr" games as well (Dr. Microbe, Dr. Beaker) that have the same mathematical style, but use different dexterity skills.
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It's an old classic and it's only 2 player but Mastermind uses logical thinking for deduction. We have a house rule of not duplicating colours.

Programming mechanic games might be interesting too as they force you to think in logical steps.

We are big Dr. Eureka fans here too!
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Hi Lloer, what do you mean by "Programming mechanic games"? Can you give an example? Thanks.
 
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Thank you everyone. Really nice suggestions in here!!!
 
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I guess also the very nice Crazy Circus could fit your needs.
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Lloer wrote:
It's an old classic and it's only 2 player but Mastermind uses logical thinking for deduction. We have a house rule of not duplicating colours.

Programming mechanic games might be interesting too as they force you to think in logical steps.

We are big Dr. Eureka fans here too!


I think this user is thinking of games like Robot Turtles and RoboRally
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Thanks! We have robot turtles. As for Roborally, it looks like there is no recent version. Would Ricochet Robots or MicroRobots be similar? These are still available.

Many thanks again, this thread has so many nice ideas!
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+1 Dr Microbe, Dr Beaker and Go Go Gelato - they are all by the same designer and published by BOG. Dr Eureka is my favourite of the lot, then Dr Microbe, Go Go Gelato and Dr Beaker, but they're all super fun.

nickie wrote:
Thanks! We have robot turtles. As for Roborally, it looks like there is no recent version. Would Ricochet Robots or MicroRobots be similar? These are still available.

Many thanks again, this thread has so many nice ideas!


Roborally definitely has a recent (2016ish) print to look out for.

Ricochet Robots is a brilliant game too, but it's an acquired taste. 90% of the game is staring at the board in intense concentration. Some people are better at it than others, and it's not a "relaxing" game at all.
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nickie wrote:
Thanks! We have robot turtles. As for Roborally, it looks like there is no recent version. Would Ricochet Robots or MicroRobots be similar? These are still available


Pirate Dice: Voyage on the Rolling Seas is also designed as a lighter version of RoboRally
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dunno if it's been mentioned but Twin Tin Bots is a programming game.
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TimTucker wrote:
nickie wrote:
Thanks! We have robot turtles. As for Roborally, it looks like there is no recent version. Would Ricochet Robots or MicroRobots be similar? These are still available


Pirate Dice: Voyage on the Rolling Seas is also designed as a lighter version of RoboRally


If you don't mind guns, Colt Express is a solid little programming game. My 6 year old got it when she was 5 and managed to play it with ~modest~ success.
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https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/361/hare-tortoise

Hare and Tortoise is very mathy. It's pretty fun!

Someone gave it to me for free, so if you want to pay shipping, I'd give it to you for free. The copy is in very good condition.

Or if you happen to live in Chattanooga or Auburn, AL, no shipping necessary.

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christopherdgraves wrote:


Hare and Tortoise is very mathy.


By the way it is elementary-level math required. She might already be able to do it all--if she can't, then she will within a couple years for sure.
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NMBR 9 involves spacial reasoning while playing and then math for scoring. Any numbers on the ground/bottom level score 0; numbers on the 1st floor score normal value. numbers on the 2nd floor score times 2, etc.

Karuba involves spacial reasoning and patterns. You're trying to build paths from your explorers to their matching temples. You'll need some math and puzzle solving skills to decide when to place tiles on your board or when to discard tiles to move your explorers.
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My boys love Dragonwood

Adds a nice theme to a sneakily educational set collection game...
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NMBR 9 involves spacial reasoning while playing and then math for scoring. Any numbers on the ground/bottom level score 0; numbers on the 1st floor score normal value. numbers on the 2nd floor score times 2, etc.


I didn't even think of NMBR 9! That would be a great one. Puzzle-y but no race to be the fastest. And don't worry if your daughter can't do multplication; it's only needed to determine the final score. It's easy enough for even a kindergartener to understand that you want big numbers on higher levels, if possible.
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Rolling America has a sort of topology/math feeling to it. Not expensive and plays about the same at all player counts.
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nickie wrote:
Thanks! We have robot turtles. As for Roborally, it looks like there is no recent version. Would Ricochet Robots or MicroRobots be similar? These are still available.

Many thanks again, this thread has so many nice ideas!


Ricochet Robots is a GREAT game... but it is not really like Roborally at all. The closest game I've found to Roborally (which did get a recent reprint) is Asteroyds
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