By Patch

Reviewed for Fifth Grade, 2012

Farkle Flip

This little game packs a math punch. Game play is a little like rummy; kids flip over cards and use their own hand and other players’ hands to make high-scoring combinations. Flip a farkle card and you lose your points for that round, but hold onto them and they will help you score big later. The scoring component takes a little getting used to, but is great for developing quick calculation skills. With a healthy dose of competition and strategy, this game is great for a Sunday afternoon or a long car trip. (Patch, $5.63)