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HOW DO YOU WIN IN THE GAME MATH OPS?
You win MATH-OPS™ if you are the first player to go around the game board six (6) times!
WHO CAN PLAY MATH OPS?
MATH OPS™ IS FOR 2-4 PLAYERS - AGES 6 - ADULT
HOW DO YOU BEGIN THE GAME?
Players should decide which side of the game board they want to use first. One side focuses on multiple strands or Math topics while the other targets one strand or Math topic. Players should note that the QUESTION cards come in 5 colours. If players decide on multiple strands then they are to use ALL 300 question cards. If they want to focus on one strand they can choose ONE colour type.
STARTING THE GAME
Players toss a six-sided dice and the person with the lowest number begins the game. If there is a tie, those players have a tie-breaker. The game then continues in a clockwise direction.
HOW DO YOU SET UP THE GAME BOARD?
Open up the game box, remove the game board and place it in the designated playing area. Each player selects a token and places it on the START position. Next, each player collects a SPOILER ALERT card. Then the QUESTION cards, which are sorted by colour and strand, are shuffled and placed face down in the center of the gameboard. Now place the HELP and SWAP cards in the center of the game board then put the Answer Booklet in the center of the game board. Players then decide on a method of keeping time.
WHO INVENTED MATH OPS?
MATH OPS was invented by Canadian-Guyanese educator Clyde Pestano who lives in Caledon, Ontario, Canada.
HOW TO PLAY MATH OPS?
Player 1 tosses the dice and moves their token to a spot on the game board based on the number shown on the dice. Their next move is dependent on the spot they land. They may have to answer a MATH question, get a MATH UP boost, earn FREE TIME or get a SWAP or HELP card. Later in the game players may land on DETENTION, PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE or GYM. The first time a player passes START they collect the $10 coin, secondly, the $100 coin, thirdly, the $1,000 coin, fourthly, the $10,000 coin, fifthly, the$100,000 coin and finally, (sixthly) the $1,000,000 coin.
WHY ARE OPS COINS NECESSARY IN MATH OPS?
OPS COINS helps ALL players know which revolution they are on. The coins also help players decide on whether or not they want to use their SPOILER ALERT card.
ARE THERE MORE THAN ONE VERSION OF MATH OPS?
YES. At the moment there are three versions.
Ages 6-8, 9-11 and 12 +
ARE ALL 3 VERSIONS AVAILABLE?
No. Only the 9-11 age group is available.
WHERE IS MATH OPS BEING SOLD?
Currently MATH OPS is being sold in North America (Canada and the USA)
WILL MATH OPS BECOME A VIRTUAL GAME SOON?
Yes. The inventor is currently working with several partners to take Math Ops to the next level - App or web version.
WILL MATH OPS BE AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE?
YES! MATH OPS will soon be available in many countries around the world.
HOW IS THE WINNER OF MATH OPS DETERMINED?
The player who is the first to collect the $1,000,000 OPS coin wins! That player would have now collected $1,111, 110 in OPS coins. The other players may compete for the remaining spots.
If time does not permit for a winner to be declared, the player(s) furthest ahead is the winner. There can be joint winners.
WHAT IS THE HELP CARD FOR AND HOW MANY HELP CARDS CAN A PLAYER COLLECT?
If a player thinks a question is too difficult or hard or they are not sure of the answer to a question, they may opt to use a HELP CARD. Players are only entitled to 3 HELP cards which must be surrendered after use!
WHAT IS THE SWAP CARD FOR AND HOW MANY HELP CARDS CAN A PLAYER COLLECT?
When a player lands on the SWAP spot they get to collect a SWAP card. SWAP cards are to be used by players to SWAP or change a question. Players are only entitled to 3 SWAP cards which must be surrendered after use!
CAN GAME CARDS BE TRADED?
No. Game cards cannot be traded between players.