Dungeons and Math

Square Root of Awesome
PS 174 William Sidney Mount

Game description: Save Math City from the Evil Calculator, who wants everyone to use calculators instead of doing the math with paper and pencil. Your job is to save Math City and defeat the guardians blocking doorways by answering three math problems. Dungeons and Math is not only fun for everyone, it also develops new math skills for children. So buy our game!

  • This game is for up to 4 players. You will need paper and pencils.
  • You start by rolling the die. You can only get a 1, 2, or 3, if you get a 4 or 6, divide by 2, if you get a 5, divide by 5.
  • Move your player piece 1, 2, or 3 spaces.
  • At every stage, there is a doorway, a Blacksmith, or a Mystery Block.
  • If you land on a doorway, you are blocked by a Guardian, and must answer a math question correctly in order to proceed.
  • If you get the question wrong, you need to go back to the last Guardian you passed.
  • If you land on a Mystery Block, you must take a Mystery Card. The card gives you something good or bad, e.g. "Go back 3 spaces".
  • You need to visit the Blacksmith every time you defeat another Guardian to receive a key, but first you need to answer 1 math question correctly.
  • When you are at the last 3 blocks, you are forced to answer 5 Boss questions, which are the hardest types of questions.
  • The questions are related to regular addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems.
  • The first person to get to the end of the board is the winner.