The game pictured in the photograph at the left was donated to the Museum in 1980. It was manufactured by Creative Publications in Palo Alto, California (US) about 1970.
The deck consists of 54 cards, each 8.9cm long x 5.7cm wide. The back of each card is pictured at the upper left. As can be seen, each card features arabic numbers and a set of basic arithmetic symbols.A printed page provides detailed instructions as to how the game is played. Each player is dealt 5 cards to begin the game, and winning the game is based upon a player's arithmetic abilities.
While the game may be viewed as a recreational activity, it lends itself to educational settings in which mathematical games are used for teaching purposes.
Last update March 9, 2010