Step 4: Game Play

See photo sequence below for a typical game with some score calculations annotated.

Credits:  my dad, who invented this game as a child and managed not to lose his original tiles.

<p>Great idea for a game. There is a similar ' number scrabble ' game. It is called ' Smath ' ! </p><p>http://www.kingarthurstoys.com/pressman+5200-06+smath+game</p>
<p>Math scrabble? Cool..</p>
<p>Definitely would be great to add parenthesis and variables. Don&rsquo;t know how that would work, but it be great to take the game from arithmetic to more advanced mathematics.</p>
How about adding parentheses for longer expressions? <br>
Wow: the perfect game for me! And for the ultra-nerdy; use binary or hexadecimal?
My head was spinning checking out your game calculations...i need this game for my 9yr old who doesn't want to use her head for maths and so this might help ...i'm praying...thanks
I remember wishing that there was a scrabble for math geeks, but now I can stop wishing and start making!
Cool!<br /> Is there any where to buy blank tiles?
Sometimes antique malls have big bowls of Scrabble tiles available on the cheap.
Thanks for this.&nbsp; I just finished making this game as a gift for my Mom's birthday.&nbsp; Her and my brother are word/number game freaks.&nbsp; They are going to love it.<br /> <br /> I bought a new game and marked the back of the tiles.&nbsp; I used a regular sharpy for the main numbers and operators.&nbsp; Then I used a fine tip sharpy to mark the value numbers in the lower right.<br /> <br /> I finished it off with a couple layers of clear coat just so the numbers don't wear out.<br /> <br /> Many Thanks,<br /> Kaspr<br />
I LOVE&nbsp;THIS!&nbsp;I'm a really bad speller, so I have always hated playing scrabble, but I&nbsp;love math. This is great. Thank you!<br />
What next - Boolean with TRUE / FALSE tiles..? <br /> <br /> L<br /> <br />

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