If you’re a parent who wants to introduce your youngest children to the expansive world of mathematics, Burning Fox Games has released Pirates Treasure Hunt, a new digital board game for iOS and Android devices where the young’uns can refine their knowledge of maths and all its related topics.
It’s an app presented in the style of classic board game, where you play with one to three other players and compete to find the pirate’s beloved treasure to divide amongst yourselves. You rolls a (digital) dice, add up the results and select the right treasure island you want to go to, collecting coins as you do. Whoever ends up with the most at the end of the game wins.
The education value for Pirates Treasure Hunt comes in teaching your kids how to add up thanks to the dice system, and then assigning numbers to the corresponding islands to teach addition, division, and subtraction. Altogether, this puts a playful spin on maths that helps them to better understand how these systems work.
“The inspiration for the hunt for the pirate treasure was my 6-year-old son and his entry in elementary school” says Nils Schergens from Burning Fox Games. “We wanted to create a game that is both fun and helps you learn the basics of mathematics at the same time.”
The target audience for Pirates Treasure Hunt are young children below the age of ten, and the app has a huge child-friendly design. This means there are no adverts or in-app purchases, allowing parents to let their kids play the game without worrying about accidental credit card charges for high amounts of microtransactions.
Altogether, it sounds like it might be the perfect game to play with your children if you’re a parent with access to a smartphone or tablet. You can download Pirates Treasure Hunt from the iOS App Store or Google Play. It costs 89p on Android and 99p on iOS.