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Whirly's World

Whirly's World

Fall 2015 Games
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: SimplyFun
Price: $32.00

Whirly's World is a math based board game that explores odd and even numbers and early addition. Players work through challenge cards and collect Whirly tokens as they move their colorful snail pawns along the circular game board. The first player to reach to the center wins.

The challenge cards involve number recognition, counting, observation, and broadening an understanding of odd and even numbers. Here are a few examples: when a player rolls the dice the sum of the two numbers is odd, the player must move back one space. If a player's age is an even number, he/she may move ahead two spaces. Some cards show images of garden related items that decorate the game board. Players are instructed to count the (pairs of glove and clippers); if the sum of those is an odd number, move ahead three spaces.

The directions are clear and the learning is fun. Some of our testers suggested expansion packs of challenge cards to extend the play.

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