2018 Summer Game #13: On the Number Ten

It is one of those blazing hot, 90º summer days. No one wants to be outside but without air conditioning, inside isn’t much better. My boys’ solution to this dilemma is the nice, cool basement where the computer happens to reside. In my desire to get … [Read more...]

2018 Summer Game #10: Short Chain Subtraction

There are many variations of the chain games and our family has played most of them as solitaire games. Nicholas, Chiara, and Ian played Short Chain Subtraction today, game S18 in the Math Card Games book, and had a great time! This variation is a … [Read more...]

2018 Summer Game #9: Difference of Two Squares

As the temperature rises, you may be looking for a non-competitive game. The Difference of Two Squares, game P35 in the Math Card Games book, hits the spot. It's like a puzzle that two people work on together. You will need 20 basic number cards. … [Read more...]

2018 Summer Game #7: Card Exchange

If you have ever played the card game Pit, you will know the boisterous fun in store when playing this next game, Card Exchange, game P27 in the Math Card Games book. If you have not had the pleasure, just picture the comedic chaos of the Stock … [Read more...]

2018 Summer Game #6: Five in a Row Solitaire

Have you ever been caught up in a solitaire game and refused to quit until you won? Of course, then you had to play again to see if you could do it again! That is what today’s game is like: addicting, aggravating, and amusing! Five in a Row … [Read more...]

2018 Summer Game #4: Lowest in the Corners

We played this game, Lowest in the Corners, game P18 in the Math Card Games book, with four people ages 9 to adult. At first, I thought it may be difficult for Peter, the 9-year-old, but he had no problem catching on after we played an open-handed … [Read more...]