These games are both educational and FUN!

Genius Games provide me with these games for review.  Genius Games is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) based publishing company that believes these areas are full of possibilities for kids.  They aim to engage kids in the opportunities that these fields offer, showing them that science can be fun!

Ecosystem ($14.99):  This is a great way for kids to learn about ecology.  Build your own ecological network in Ecosystem, a biologically derived card drafting game.  Players choose, pass, and arrange eleven different card types consisting of organisms ranging from bees to bears and environments like streams and meadows.  Earn points by aligning animals with habitats where they most flourish.  Biodiversity is rewarded while monocultures are penalized.  Each time you play, you build a one of a kind ecosystem, striving to balance the delicate connections between all living things.  This is a 2-6 player game that is recommended for ages 14+.  Each Ecosystem game comes with 130 cards, 6 Player aids, 1 scoreboard and a rule book.  

Math Rush Addition and Subtraction ($12.99):  This is a great way for kids to improve and hone their math skills!  Think fast in Math Rush, a totally thrilling cooperative math game that will make your heart race and your head rev.  For three rounds, up to five players must balance strategy and speed, properly sequencing sums and differences before the timer runs out.  Crunch the numbers in a hurry and rack up more points; make an error and miss your goal.  Whether you beat your high score or not, it’s more fun than you calculated.  Math Rush:  Addition & Subtraction Volume 1 is a quick paced card game where players must work as a team to sequence the solutions of their addition and subtraction equations, all the while racing against the clock!  The equations might be simple, but the strategy and challenge involved with working together to complete the required goals under the pressure of time makes this game enjoyable for all audiences.  This game is great for ages 8+!  This game comes with 67 basic equation cards, 27 advanced equation cards, 11 basic goal cards and 3 help cards.

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