The best games that challenge and promote math skills 🧮 2023

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 2023 🧮

This list was last updated on January 25, 2023. We compared 1168 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. Skyjo

    All details for the board game Skyjo and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. 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
  4. Streams

    All details for the board game Streams and similar games
    • 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
  5. Kameloot

    All details for the board game Kameloot and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Fast Forward: FEAR

    All details for the board game Fast Forward: FEAR and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Fast Forward: FEAR

    • YouTube Review for the game "Fast Forward: FEAR" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Fast Forward: FEAR" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  7. Fast Forward: FORTRESS

    All details for the board game Fast Forward: FORTRESS and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Fast Forward: FORTRESS

    • YouTube Review for the game "Fast Forward: FORTRESS" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Fast Forward: FORTRESS" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. Qwixx Longo

    All details for the board game Qwixx Longo and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Römisch Pokern

    All details for the board game Römisch Pokern and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Zeus on the Loose

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. 7 Ate 9

    All details for the board game 7 Ate 9 and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 5 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!7€ atAmazon.de
  12. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!49€ atAmazon.de
  13. Fast Forward: FORTUNE

    All details for the board game Fast Forward: FORTUNE and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Fast Forward: FORTUNE

    • YouTube Review for the game "Fast Forward: FORTUNE" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Fast Forward: FORTUNE" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  14. Campus

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

    All details for the board game Numeri and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Math Dice Jr.

    All details for the board game Math Dice Jr. and similar games
    • 10 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Möbi

    All details for the board game Möbi and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Just4Fun

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    Nominated for 3 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2006

    More details for Just4Fun
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Sumoku

    All details for the board game Sumoku and similar games
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Snafooey

    All details for the board game Snafooey and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Wir spielen Einkaufen

    All details for the board game Wir spielen Einkaufen and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. Ricochet

    All details for the board game Ricochet and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Ricochet
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. Party & Co: Original

    All details for the board game Party & Co: Original and similar games
    • 3 - 20 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  28. 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
    👍 Good price!50€ atAmazon.de
  29. Heli Hopper

    All details for the board game Heli Hopper and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2007

    More details for Heli Hopper
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. No Return

    All details for the board game No Return and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!25€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for No Return

    • YouTube Review for the game "No Return" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English

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