Remember that TV game show “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” We’ll you are about to find out with 7ate9. Now in reality it’s even much simpler than that and trust me when I say, you will feel pretty silly after your first attempt at this game.
Publisher: Out Of The Box
Game Designer: Maureen Hiron
Ages: 8 and up
Playing Time: 5 minutes
Contents: 73 Cards
Suggested Retail Price: $10.99
Parental Advisory: Safe for kids
Awards: 2011 Games Traditional 100, Major Fun Award – Family, 2010 Toy Man Seal of Approval, Family Review Center Recommended, What the Stuff Toy Review 4 Star Certified, Homeschool.com 2010 Seal of Approval, Parent’s Choice Silver Honor, 2013 Imagination Gaming Best Numeracy Game Award.
In 7ate9 the players are competing to see who can get rid of their hand of cards before anyone else by adding or subtracting numbers on their cards quickly. It’s a game of speed, a little math and fun!
First deal out the deck of cards to all the players and then place one card in the center. Wait for the dealer to say, “Go!” and then quickly draw cards from your stack until you can play one to the center. You do this by adding or subtracting the plus or minus number to the large yellow number on the card in the center of the table. In other words if the card in the center of the table is a 5 +/- 2 then the cards you can play from your hand will be a 3 or 7 card. If you have these cards then you have play them on top of the center pile as quickly as possible before the other players do. Each time a new card hits the center, a new number gives you a chance to get rid of cards out of your hands.
7ate9 is a fun, quick game that sometimes makes you feel a little silly as the numbers are 0 – 9 so your math skills don’t have to be that great but boy sometimes it’s amazing how fast you can’t think or move lol.
A great game for practicing basic math with children, family game night, warming up your brain for deeper games later or quick fillet meta-gaming while waiting for others to show up or deciding on a longer game. This game is literally playable immediately upon opening it. That is a huge bonus!
If you are looking a quick education game for kids than 7ate9 is for you! Get it now before your math skills deteriorate any more than mine did!
I am giving this a 7 out of 10 stars as a good light educational game that is very fast and easy to learn and younger kids should really like it.