Muggins and other games

Muggins and other games

Old Fashioned Products offers great games for teaching mathematical thinking as well as improving computation skills. The wooden game boards are available in either 3/4 or 1/4 inch thickness. The wooden boards are also available as two-sided combination game boards, featuring a number of combinations. Games come with marbles, dice, and directions.

Muggins is the most popular game. Rolling three 6-face dice, players must add, subtract, multiply, and/or divide numbers to produce a total. They have to perform a great deal of mental math while strategizing to score bonus points. Muggins is suggested for ages 10 and up, but other games such as Jelly Beans and Knock-Out better suit younger children. Jelly Beans, geared for ages 4 to 6, works on number recognition, simple addition and subtraction, and thinking skills. Knock-Out and Fudge are two different games that combine addition and subtraction in challenging strategy games. Opps! is yet another game targeting older children (about age 12 and up) with prealgebra concept practice.

They have a number of other games including Fudge, Over and Under, Down and Around, Pirates and Plunder, and Sink the Ship that you might want to check out.

Pricing Information

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single-sided 1/4 inch boards - $29.95
double-sided 1/4 inch boards - $34.95
double-sided 3/4 inch boards - $44.95

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Instant Key

  • Need For Parent or Teacher Instruction: low
  • Learning Environment: two or more players
  • Religious Perspective: secular
  • Grade Level: grades PreK-12
  • Educational Methods: game, interactive
  • Special Audience: adults

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