The best games that challenge and promote math skills 🧮 2021

Fancy doing some arithmetic or have some math gaps 🧮? Then we have just the thing: A list of the best games that challenge and promote math skills.

What are math games?

Math games explicitly require players to use math skills and concepts to achieve the game's objectives. So if someone is bad at math, they will have a hard time winning the game. But the nice thing is: these board games here teach mathematical knowledge in a fun way - so you don't have to be a math professor to play the games.

List of the best games that challenge and develop math skills 2021 🧮

This list was last updated on August 1, 2021. We compared 95 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Qwixx

    All details for the board game Qwixx and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for Qwixx
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  2. My Little Scythe

    All details for the board game My Little Scythe and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for My Little Scythe
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!45€ atAmazon.de
  3. Sleeping Queens

    All details for the board game Sleeping Queens and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Sleeping Queens
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  4. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: A Gemstone Mining Game

    All details for the board game Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: A Gemstone Mining Game and similar games
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  5. Secret Code 13+4

    All details for the board game Secret Code 13+4 and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  6. Break the Code

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Break the Code
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  7. Streams

    All details for the board game Streams and similar games
    • Players1 - 99 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!8€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Streams

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Streams" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Streams" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Streams" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Streams" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Streams" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Streams" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  8. Piepmatz

    All details for the board game Piepmatz and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Piepmatz
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. 7 Ate 9

    All details for the board game 7 Ate 9 and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime5 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  10. Talo

    All details for the board game Talo and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Talo
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!48€ atAmazon.de
  11. Campus

    All details for the board game Campus and similar games
    • Players1 - 2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  12. Subatomic: An Atom Building Game

    All details for the board game Subatomic: An Atom Building Game and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime40 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!28€ atAmazon.de
  13. Math Dice Jr.

    All details for the board game Math Dice Jr. and similar games
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!9€ atAmazon.de
  14. Wir spielen Einkaufen

    All details for the board game Wir spielen Einkaufen and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!10€ atAmazon.de
  15. Sumoku

    All details for the board game Sumoku and similar games
    • Players1 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  16. Snafooey

    All details for the board game Snafooey and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  17. Bazaar

    All details for the board game Bazaar and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Bazaar

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Bazaar" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Bazaar" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  18. Take It to the Limit!

    All details for the board game Take It to the Limit! and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  19. Party & Co: Original

    All details for the board game Party & Co: Original and similar games
    • Players3 - 20 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!23€ atAmazon.de
  20. Miss Lupun…und das Geheimnis der Zahlen

    All details for the board game Miss Lupun…und das Geheimnis der Zahlen and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Miss Lupun…und das Geheimnis der Zahlen
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!40€ atAmazon.de
  21. No Return

    All details for the board game No Return and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for No Return

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "No Return" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "No Return" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  22. 100!

    All details for the board game 100! and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  23. Gute Freunde

    All details for the board game Gute Freunde and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    Spiel des Jahres 1989

    More details for Gute Freunde
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  24. Triolet

    All details for the board game Triolet and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  25. Shut the Box

    All details for the board game Shut the Box and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de
  26. Share A Berry

    All details for the board game Share A Berry and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age3+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  27. Go to the Head of the Class

    All details for the board game Go to the Head of the Class and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  28. Executive Decision

    All details for the board game Executive Decision and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  29. Blackjack

    All details for the board game Blackjack and similar games
    • Players2 - 10 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  30. Cashflow 101

    All details for the board game Cashflow 101 and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime180 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

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