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Quality: This is a game that is well-made and comes in a nice zippered pouch. All the pieces are colorful and feel sturdy.

Game Play: After a few minutes of play, I got a Qwirkle-y vibe because no row can contain more than one of each color or number. It plays similarly, but scoring is obviously higher in this game because each tile has a numeric value. One of the coolest little aspects of the game for me was how you could choose to play the "six" tile as either a six or a nine, so it allowed for more strategy to come into play.

Overall Impressions: The standard game was enjoyable, but felt a bit long. I am definitely looking forward to trying out the various games described in the directions booklet. One of them seems to be more fast-paced, and it would be played like Bananagrams with numbers where each player works to build his/her own "cross-word style" arrangement of tiles to hit multiples of the goal number, instead of adding to one giant arrangement. If you are not a quick mathematical thinker, this game is obviously not going to provide much entertainment. I would venture to say that if you like doing Sudoku puzzles, this game might be a logical purchase. As a teacher, I can definitely see how this game would have educational value to reinforce mathematical concepts of addition, as well as multiplication, particularly within the 3, 4, and 5 times tables.


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7 out of 10
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What are the tiles made out of?
 
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They are plastic with a recessed area where the numbers are painted. They are very nice.
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Just played it tonight. This game is excellent! I would prefer it over Scrabble anyday. Of course, I'm an engineer. My wife said it was hit when she brought it out for our kids who are homeschooled.
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