One of the boys received the game Qwirkle for their birthday, and it has recently become their favorite game. They repeatedly said, "This is so much fun" and "This is the best game ever!" They can validate the fun factor, and I think it is not too shabby as an educational game either. It requires them to mentally strategize and offers practice in grouping by color or shape.
Along with the traditional game play, the tiles can be used for a variety of math skills. Memphis Belle enjoyed sorting them by shape and color.
They can also be used for:
*Grouping by like attribute
*Comparison of groups
*Addition and Subtraction practice