What It Is
What It Is
In Pizza Mania, players must build the "perfect pizza" to win. This early math game introduces kids to addition and subtraction through the gameplay. Each player gets his or her own "pizza". The electronic chef calls out how many toppings to add to or take away from the pizza: "Add one pepperoni and take away two olives." At the end of the game (which takes about 60 seconds), the chef will tell kids what they should have on their pizza. Players with the correct toppings win. (Yes, players. There can be multiple winners in Pizza Mania.)
For advanced players, switch the chef to Pizza Panic mode. The gameplay is the same, but faster.
Pizza Mania is designed to help develop thinking and listening skills, while encouraging kids to follow directions and engage in cooperative play. The game comes with an electronic pizza chef, four pizza playing pieces, and 48 pizza "toppings". It is for two to four players.
Why It’s Fun
This is a great way to reinforce early math skills through play. Kids will enjoy pretending to build their pizzas during the game and may want to play pizza chef with the game pieces even after the game has ended.
Who It’s For
Pizza Mania is for ages 4—7.
What to Be Aware of
The game requires three AA batteries, which are not included.