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 December 6, 2021. We compared 103 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
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. My Little Scythe

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

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Sleeping Queens

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Secret Code 13+4

    All details for the board game Secret Code 13+4 and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Streams

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    • 1 - 99 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Streams

    • YouTube Review for the game "Streams" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Streams" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Streams" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  6. Piepmatz

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Römisch Pokern

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Möbi

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. 7 Ate 9

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 5 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Campus

    All details for the board game Campus and similar games
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Talo

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Talo
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Numeri

    All details for the board game Numeri and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Subatomic: An Atom Building Game

    All details for the board game Subatomic: An Atom Building Game and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 40 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Math Dice Jr.

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    • 10 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Pharaoh Code

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Pharaoh Code
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Pharaoh Code

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pharaoh Code" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  16. Sumoku

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    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Snafooey

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Wir spielen Einkaufen

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Party & Co: Original

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    • 3 - 20 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!24€ atAmazon.de
  20. Take It to the Limit!

    All details for the board game Take It to the Limit! and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Bazaar

    All details for the board game Bazaar and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Bazaar

    • YouTube Review for the game "Bazaar" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  22. 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
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!40€ atAmazon.de
  23. 100!

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. No Return

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!26€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for No Return

    • YouTube Review for the game "No Return" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  25. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Shut the Box

    All details for the board game Shut the Box and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!16€ atAmazon.de
  27. Triolet

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Share A Berry

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 3+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!17€ atAmazon.de
  29. Go to the Head of the Class

    All details for the board game Go to the Head of the Class and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. Executive Decision

    All details for the board game Executive Decision and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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