Scrabble is a renowned game in the world of words. It's methodic scoring is only matched by the simple gameplay: it's about your vocabulary and your thinking capability.
Numbler is something very similar but with one major difference: you play with numbers and mathematical operators instead of letters. Sounds simple but the game – I must admit – is enormously addictive.
Numbler is a math game for the iPhone and iPad. It's a test of wits and analytical capability where you get to place numbers and mathematical operators in a scrabble-like board and collect points when you complete your turn correctly. In the case of the latter, it's just about placing words but in Numbler, it's about equations. The right ones.
I don't know if such a concept came into existence much before Numbler but all I know is that this game is really a test of how cool you are with basic math and is quite addictive once you start playing.
There are a few quirky but interesting rules:
- The score is just the sum of the number on the tiles you've used.
- Operators do not have any value but you do get to capture the bones tiles with them.
- By and large the game is almost similar to the word game so you won't have a steep learning curve.
Numbler is a Game Center app so you can play the game with online friends and others. If you're like me, you can play the game with the computer too (iPhone/iPad). It's a must-have if you want to develop math skill and in many ways, it's an interesting and fun way to do that.
Numbler has a free version and a paid version which costs $0.99. The game is for everyone basically but school kids will have the best fun and learning experience.