Equate Advanced Tile Set
For more advanced players, or more challenging play, this set holds 197 more tiles including integers, exponents, fractions, negative numbers, plus more signs and equal tiles.
One of the "blessings" of being in my family is helping to review products. Sometimes it can be dull, but sometimes we receive fun stuff, and Melissa and I often end up playing games like this one. This game would be good practice for a younger child that knows his basic operations, but it was also challenging for Melissa and I, as we studied the board and our tiles to find the equation worth the most possible points. The board is similar to a Scrabble board, with 361 squares including 36 3S squares (3 times symbol score), 38 2S squares (2 times symbol square), 9 2E squares (2 times equation score), and 8 3E squares, (3 times equation score). 44 sign tiles (plus, minus, times, and divide by); 78 number tiles, 0-9; 25 fraction tiles, with halves, thirds, fourths, and sixths; plus three blank tiles are included. This game plays like Scrabble, too. The same crossword structure is formed as each player picks nine tiles and uses as many as possible to get the most points, then restocks his tray. Equal signs are "free," but you are only allowed one per play. - Stephanie