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Pet Me - Division Board Game

Lower Age: 8+
Website: https://logicroots.com/math-games/pet-me/?utm_campaign=GameHeading&utm_source=Pet-Me&utm_medium=PC
Year Added: 2019

Pet Me, a mathematical puzzle board game by Logic Roots, is intended for children 8 and up. It comes with a game board, four play pawns, a pair of dice, thirty six “pet cards”, forty eight “pet tags”, a bag of fifty red hearts and thirty pink hearts, and an instruction manual. Each player chooses a pawn and places it on the start position. There are two versions to this game: the easy start game and the advanced game. The easy start game is like a regular board game with the only exception being that instead of adhering to just one particular path, the players are free to choose amongst any of the paths on the board. All one needs to keep in mind while making this decision is that they should strategize in a way that they get the maximum number of tokens at the end of the game. Hence, one is expected to carefully make the next move.

In order to get the tokens, one is expected to successfully solve a division problem. Whenever one lands on a particular place on the board, they are given a choice of adopting the pets. If they decide to adopt those pets, then they are prompted to pick up a pet card and divide the value on the pet card by the number of pets at that position. If they successfully solve the question, then they get the number of tokens equaling the correct answer. The advance game is very similar to the easy start game with the exception that now the Instruction Cards are included in the game. 

Pet Me focuses on developing one’s math skills. It is a great game to promote teamwork, strategizing and logical thinking skills. The fact that it is a multi player game, makes it even more fun as it teaches children the value of bonding with friends and family while helping them strengthen their cognitive skills at a young age.

 

Engineering thinking and design practices the gift encourages children to do or learn about:

Define a problem, Plan a solution, Recognize patterns, Apply mathematical skills

 

Engineering text or context explicitly provided by the gift: 

A problem to be solved by developing a new or improved object, tool, or process, A client, Criteria, Constraints

 

Additional practices and skills needed by engineers that were addressed by the gift:

Critical thinking, Problem Solving, Logical thinking

  

Overall ratings:

  • Children Reviews

    • Rating:  4.0 out of 5.0

    • Feedback: 

      • it was a yes because we struggled a little bit but it was still really fun. It was confusing to read the instructions. 

  • Parents Reviews

    • Rating:  1.5 out of 5.0

  • Engineering & STEM Experts Reviews

    • Rating: 4.6 out of 5.0

    • Feedback: This game was fun, had great art, was easy to understand, and most definitely teaches kids about division and critical thinking