Tuesday, 29 November 2016

PLYT! The best numeracy game out there!

As a family we all love board games so when I saw PLYT and I was interested......PLYT is a numeracy game which the while family can enjoy....Ellie is being pushed at school to learn her times tables and this game sounded perfect to help her with that.....


The name PLYT came from a family brainstorming session - we liked the names "play it" and "multiply it" so we decided to combine them and came up with the name PLYT (pronounced Plight) 

Whether you're counting, adding, learning times tables or multiplying up to 6 dice all ages and abilities can enjoy PLYT!

Proven by independent research and endorsed by leading maths consultants and National Numeracy as one of the most effective and enjoyable maths games available

Answering correctly is one thing but can you challenge yourself to take a risk as you race to the top of PLYT Mountain? Who will you help and who will you push back with the PLYT cards? The result is never certain until the very last throw and as players become immersed in the competitive battle and forget they're learning.

Saturday afternoon seemed a great time for a board game....I had read through the instructions and to be honest I didn't get them straight away.....Reading them, the game seemed so complicated but I knew the the gist of it but as soon as we started playing it all seemed to made sense......It was one of those ahhh, I get it moments....


We have played it a couple of ways....There is 5 red and 1 black dice which is the master dice that determines how many spaces you move....Firstly we played by throwing the black and one red dice and multiplying the numbers which was a challenge even for me. I am rubbish with my 6, 8 and 9 times tables.....If we got the correct answer we got to move the amount shown on the black dice. Then the second way we played was throwing all the dice and adding all the numbers together then moving if the answer was correct.....

There are certain squares on the board which mean you have to pick up a card which can change the whole game......Move forward or back spaces and move an opponent down or up a level which means the person who is in the lead can end up losing in the roll of a dice.....

The game can be adapted to play how you want to play which is fantastic. The girls are using their brains and are improving their number skills and so am I.

Like I said we played this on Saturday afternoon just the girls and I and we had a great time....Ellie who is reluctant to sit and learn her times tables usually was learning without even realising.....On Saturday evening the girls asked to play again so we did as a family. Stu my fell got involved....He thought it was a great game too.....It got him using his brain and it will be a game we get out to play again and again.....

On Sunday afternoon the girls got PLYT out again. They decided to play it themselves....They played a couple of games with no instruction from me which proves it is easy to pick up the rules....I can't remember the last time my girls have been so keen to play a board game before.....


You can buy this game from the PLYT website or Amazon for £24.67 and I would say it is well worth the money....It would be a fab game to play over Christmas. It is one of those games where everyone can be involved and play unlike many games that are aimed at one age or ability and are quickly outgrown this allows the whole family to progress and lasts a lifetime.....




We were sent this game free of charge in exchange for our honest review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

13 comments :

  1. Love a good board game, this looks like a great way to learn whilst playing #TriedTested

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  2. I'm all for an educational game, three cheers for plyt for combining education and fun #TriedTested!

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    1. Three cheers indeed....It is fantastic.

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  3. I had never heard of this before - looks good #TriedTested

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    1. It was new to me too....It really is a great game!

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  4. This looks great definitely something I would consider getting for Jared when he is a little but older xx

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  5. This looks really good, and certainly something that will help with maths without the children realising they're doing maths.
    Good review
    #TriedTested

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    1. Yes, that's exactly it. My youngest doesn't even realise she's doing maths. hehehe

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  6. This looks really good for developing numeracy skills especially timetables. My son is right into numbers so would probably quite like this. Fab review.
    #TriedTested

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    1. Yes! We have found it helping a lot with times tables. Thank you x

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  7. It looks like a great game for in the classroom soon.
    Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested this week x

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