Thanks to a tweet from Vincent Pantaloni last week I learned about the game Pylos:

This morning my younger son finished up his math work a little early so we decided to do a quick review of the game.

Here’s the game and my son’s thoughts about it after having played one game last night – I love that he sees that one of the math ideas involved in this game is sphere packing!

Next we demonstrated a game to show that the play itself is pretty easy for kids, yet filled with interesting strategy:

We wrapped up by discussing the game. I think my son’s comment that the game is surprisingly simple and fun is a great summary. Definitely a great game for kids.