Times Square – The Zombies are back in this brain crunching times table maths game
Mastered City of Zombies?
Time to move on to Times Square!
A complete mini-game which works in a similar way to City of Zombies.
Times Square is a dice driven maths game for 1 to 6 players that focuses on teaching the 12 Times Table through play.
Players take turns to roll and combine their dice to defeat invading Aliens and Zombies! Find and use items to help you win. 3 games in one with multiple ways to play included. Times Square can also be used as an expansion to City of Zombies maths game.
Available on back-order
Times Square is a cooperative card game that’s designed to help children practise and learn their Times Tables in a fun, supportive and non-threatening way. It’s the perfect blend of entertainment and education.
Players work together to defeat Aliens and Zombies by rolling, then combining dice in any way they can think of to reach a Zombie’s strength. Players can use addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Players can even square and square root dice to help reach a Zombie’s strength to defeat it!
Times Square is the perfect game for school maths lessons, maths clubs, or for home education with the family to sneakily improve your child’s maths skills!
Recommended by National Numeracy
For Ages 7 – 99 | Cooperative, play together against the game | 1 to 6 players | 15 – 25mins
Rules for 3 different games included
Times Square – The Zombies are multiplying… divide and conquer!
- Apply, practice and learn the 12 times tables while you play.
- Use the maths you know to battle Zombies and pick up new skills from other players.
- Cooperative gameplay encourages players to work together and help each other to win.
- Works with players of mixed maths ability.
- Item cards modify your dice rolls and even change the rules!
- Makes maths fun.
Best Numeracy Game
Imagination Gaming Family and Education Awards
Developed with the help of Children, Teachers, Parents and Gamers.
|Dimensions||9.2 × 13 × 2.2 cm|
Laura Teauge – Secondary Maths Teacher –
Times Square is a brilliantly designed game that truly helps children practice and develop number fluency skills in a way that is interesting and engaging. It’s one of the only maths games I have played with students that actually balances fun with maths, and has the students engaged for a full lesson!
One of the best things about the game is the way in which you can easily and instantly differentiate. There are several different play modes included with the instructions, which have hints for ways to make the games easier or harder. A really easy way to test student understanding in the moment is to require them to use all dice, with extra zombie penalties if they don’t use all dice. Alternatively, if students are finding it more difficult, they don’t have to use all the dice, or give them one re-roll of any one/two dice.
Even more beneficial, is that this game is designed to be co-operative, which allows students to support each other, and work together. This is especially useful for groups with confidence issues, and those students who don’t react well to being under pressure. With the right size groups (3 or 4 students) this works well, and groups work against each other to kill the most zombies in a certain time limit. Alternatively, to stretch more able groups, students work individually and try and best each other, which develops their ability to manipulate numbers further as they try to kill zombies that have the most ‘survivor points’ scores.
Overall, this is one of the most successful maths games I have used with a broad range of secondary maths groups, and a range of ability levels. I would definitely recommend trying this with any ability level you have, number fluency can’t be more central to the new curriculum that we’re working from, and this is an ideal, non-repetitive way to practice it. Thank you Times Square!