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Out of the Box Publishing, Inc. 7 ATE 9 - Fast and Fun Number Crunch'n
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- Ages 8 to adult
- 2-4 players
- 3 minutes to learn
- Plays in less than 5 minutes
- Great family or classroom game
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Top Customer Reviews
7 ate 9 is a card game of speed and calculation, similar to Spit, but significantly more excruciating - in a good way. A very good way.
Two to four players begin the game by taking the top card from the shuffled deck, placing it face-up in the center, and then distributing the rest of the deck evenly between players. Since there are 73 cards, after the first card is played on the table, the rest divide into satisfyingly even piles whether you're playing with 2, 3 or 4 players.
The cards are numbered from 1-10. In addition (or subtraction), each card also has a number, from 1-3, in the corner. That number is added or subtracted, at the player's discretion, from the main number, which determines what number card can be played next. So, if the top card is a 7 and the small number is a 2, the next card can be either a 5 (7-2) or a 9 (7+2).
The cards are also color-coded, to help direct your attention to the added (or subtracted) value - all plus-or-minus 1 cards being green, plus-or-minus 2 cards blue, plus-or-minus 3, red.
No turns are taken. Players simply draw cards from their face down pile, one at a time, if they can play a card, they announce the number and place it on top of the center pile, if not, they draw another card until they have found a playable card or someone else has. In the latter event, they must now look for a new match.Read more ›
The game is easy enough. 73 cards are numbered 1 through 10, each with a +/- 1, 2 or 3. When a card is played, you must follow the directions to play the next card. So if the first card played is a 6 +/- 3, you can play a 3 or a 9 card. The trick comes when you have a card near 10 or 1... the math is what mathematicians call "modulo (10)." Fear not, it's simpler than it sounds. What it means is, when you reach 10 (going up) or 1 (going down) you roll around to the other end of the scale. So if the last card played is a 9 +/- 2, then you can play a 7 or a 1 card.
Even my description sounds boring, or if you're not into math, possibly frightening. But 7 Ate 9 is neither boring nor frightening. All I can say is, Try It! You'll love it!
A tip: To make the game more interesting/competitive between players of different levels, make the stronger player start off with more cards. (e.g. 10, 20). That way, a parent or older sibling doesn't have to hold back to make things competitive. It's like giving a head-start.
7 ATE 9 addresses the + and - of numbers 1 to 3 in a game that gets faster as the student progresses with skill and confidence.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My 9 year old daughter loves this game. It forces you to be a quick thinker.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is one of the best math games I've played with my kids. I think having the numbers go below zero and above ten in a simple game that's fast and not intimidating gives it... Read morePublished 6 months ago by amilee
love it! I play this with my students ages 7- 12 and they all like the challenge (and so do I!). It promotes automatically of addition and subtraction facts, too.Published 8 months ago by BoMa
This game is so much fun! It moves really quickly so it's a great way to build fluency with addition and subtraction facts.Published 10 months ago by J Capper
My daughter and I love this game! It's fun and educational. I bought this when she was 6 or 7 and at 9 she stills enjoys playing it. I would recommend it for 8 and older.Published 10 months ago by Jessica Wiegel
This game is fun and fast paced. It does not require advanced math, but is enough of a challenge for those good at math.Published 13 months ago by Daughter D
We love this game and looked for it forever when our old version came up missing! Very good for kids to work on their math to include teenagers. My teenagers love to play it evenPublished 13 months ago by Michelle Barton