Roll the dice, count your seeds, and be the first player to get rid of all the slices in your deck. Stop there or keep rolling, but be careful – one rotten roll of the dice can ripen or squash your chance for sweet victory!
Countaloupe focuses on mental maths, number recognition, number sense, dot sense, and critical thinking.
Game includes 4 Decks x 16 Cards, 5 Regular Dice, 1 Chance die, 1 “Nope” chip, and instructions. 2-4 players with game play lasting approximately 15 minutes.
What our testers said
“I wish it would go up to 100! Then the game would last forever!” – Boy aged 8
“It was astounding to see how quickly their calculation speed skills improved at their various ages. It was a fantastic opportunity to help them manage their emotional reactions to the Sour chance and Nope chip being used on them.” – Parent of three children
What our experts think
Countaloupe is an innovative game that challenges numeracy skills, strategic thinking and perseverance. It provides a fun way to practice fast-paced, mental addition as children work out which slices they can remove. Although it was handy to have an adult explain the instructions and demonstrate the game first, once they understood the rules, children were very engaged in play.
As the game is based on risk and chance, at times children got frustrated at the outcome of their roll of the dice but this also provided the opportunity to teach them perseverance in having to rethink their strategy. This is also great for their social and emotional development as it promotes resilience and patience.
– Encourages strategic and critical thinking skills
– Develops perseverance and resilience
– Provides opportunity to practice addition