Monday, November 19, 2012

7 Ate 9!

Publisher: Out of the Box (2009)
Game Design: Maureen Hiron

Players: 2-4

Age recommendation: 8+

7 ATE 9 Rules:

It is one of my all-time favorite cheesy jokes: Why is 6 afraid of 7? Because 7, 8, 9! It has only been recently usurped by a series of interrupting knock-knock jokes (interrupting starfish is pretty funny).

If there is one thing the One Zillion Games household loves in a game, it is hidden learning! This game is math. No getting around it. It may only be adding and subtracting by up to 3, but you have to do it quickly!

Once you start 7 ATE 9, you frantically try to do a math problem before the other players can do it. And once someone places a new card, you are presented with a whole new math problem.

Take the pictured card combo:

8 + 2 = 6
6 + 1 = 7
7 +or- 2 = you could play a 5 or 9

There is an added difficulty that the numbers only go to 10, so the numbers wrap around. If you add 2 to 9 you would actually lay down a 1. This part is what most confused my daughter (and me).

One Zillion Games was provided with a review copy of 7 ate 9 from Out of the Box. The fact that a review copy was provided, in no way influences our opinions of the game.

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