What is Plyt?
- Little Sir played with only the master dice. He rolled it, recognised the number and then counted the correct steps with his piece.
- Little Miss played with the master dice and one other dice. She rolled them, added them together, and then moved the number of spaces shown on the master dice.
- I played with 4 dice including the master dice. I multiplied them together, and then moved the spaces shown on the master dice.
- Mr N played with all dice including the master dice. He also multiplied them together and then moved the spaces shown on the master dice.
What do you get in the box?In the box you receive the game board, red and black dice, a dice bowl, a timer, playing pieces, ‘chance cards’ and 2 instruction manuals (one quick one and a longer more detailed one.) The timer is included to add an extra level of challenge if you need it. The chance cards add an extra level to the game as when you land on one of these you have to follow the instructions – for example, ‘move forward the number on the master dice.’ The long set of instructions were a little complicated to begin with, so I was pleased to see the Quick Guide include as well. It meant we could get straight into the game, see how it worked and then read the longer manual once we understood the rules.
Does it really help improve maths skills?This was going to be the biggie for us. We have lots of games we play together but very few of them are suitable as a learning tool which moves the learning forwards. However, after playing Plyt for 2 weeks Little Miss has made huge improvements in her basic maths skills! When we started playing, she was struggling to add two single digits together. 2 weeks later and she is now challenging herself to add 4 and sometimes 5 digits together! A huge improvement. We loved the fact that she could challenge herself when she felt more confident, and this has given her such a huge boost!
Where can you buy it?You can purchase Plyt directly from the website www.plyt.co.uk at the cost of £24.67 or from Amazon at the same price. Ultimately, we really love playing Plyt. We love the fact we can all play together regardless of age or ability. I love the fact that both the children are learning at the same time as playing. The children love the fact that they can challenge themselves and they love competing with us. It has become our go to game! It doesn’t take hours to complete, isn’t complicated to understand and most of all, it is good family fun – and nothing gets better than that! Disclosure: I was kindly sent a copy of Plyt in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
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