What is it
Players move their caveman playing piece around the game board, solving maths problems along the way.
If they land on a plus or minus square they solve one of their four addition and subtraction sums, then they can check their answers using the magic viewer. If correct they hook the completed sum over the 3D mammoth’s trunk!
If a player lands on a feather square they can tickle another mammoth’s trunk, which will make it sneeze and lose a sum from its trunk! This fun element is bound to have children laughing! Players can choose whether to solve easier or more challenging sums, which allows players of different ages and abilities to play together.
What our team of testers said
"8+11 = 3, I mean 8+3 = 11." - Girl aged 6
"See it's 5, I told you so." - Boy aged 5
- Encourages turn taking
- Helps develop addition and subtraction skills
- Develops strategic thinking skills
What our experts think
This easy to navigate board game is great for helping children to practice their numeracy skills, including addition and subtraction. The prehistoric theme is very appealing and our testers enjoyed getting competitive. Simple board games like this are ideal for helping children to develop their turn-taking and their understanding of winning and losing.
It was also lovely to see the children help each other when working out the different sums. We found the provided number line was a useful visual resource, especially for younger ones. We liked that the game accommodates different abilities with beginner and advanced levels of play, allowing for progression and siblings to play together.
- RRP: £12.95
- Brands: Orchard Toys
- No batteries required
- Made in UK
- Environmentally friendly
- Toy Types: Homeschool Resources
Puzzles & games
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Memory, concentration & attention
Numeracy, counting & money
Personal, social & emotional development
Teamwork, turn taking & sharing
Understanding winning & losing