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Best 2nd Grade Math Board Games

Last Updated on July 28, 2022

Master those 2nd-grade math standards with our top picks for best second-grade math board games. Some of the games get your kids adding and subtracting like a pro. Others focus on building those budding multiplication and division abilities. 

Whatever game you choose, get ready to put the fun back into math fundamentals.    

🏆 Our Top Picks for Best 2nd Grade Math Board Games

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Best Division

Pet Me

Best Cooperative

Outnumbered: Improbable Heroes

Best Overall

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#1. Cloud Hoppers

Players: 24
Playing time: 20 minutes

In a galaxy far, far away…

Aliens are racing to get to the magical flower, Cyta. All aliens must start at cloud 50. Make your way to Cyta. Roll a 10-sided die to see how far your aliens can hop. Counting backward, or subtracting, move your aliens down the playing board.

But be careful — if another player lands on your spot — you’ll be flying back to the start. The first player to get both their aliens to Cyta wins. 

Cloud Hoppers is an award-winning STEM game. It gives your kids that extra subtraction practice without taking away the fun. You might be counting backward in this game, but you’ll be moving forward in math!    

Cloud Hoppers

#2. Outnumbered: Improbable Heroes

Players: 16
Playing time: 20-30 minutes

Get ready to be an Improbable Hero.

A truck carrying necessary supplies is heading to the Infinity Lab. Villains are trying to beat the truck so they can overtake the lab. In this cooperative game, you must help secure the barricades and protect the lab from destruction.

Your weapon of choice? Math, of course! Each Villain card has a number. Roll three dice on your turn. You may use these numbers in any way to take out a Villain: number matching, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and square roots. 

Let’s say I roll 3, 2, and 4. I can use the 2 and 3 to take out a Villain card with a number 5 (2+3=5). I can then square the 4 to get Villain number 16 (4×4=16). 

Outnumbered has kids thinking critically and using numbers in creative ways. It comes with two difficulty options. Use the Sidekick cards to scaffold learners, or Hero cards to provide more of a challenge.  

Outnumbered: Improbable Heroes

#3. Election Night!

Players: 2-6
Playing time: 35-50 minutes

Teach your kids how the electoral college works with Election Night!

It truly is a numbers game in this political race. Players compete to be president by winning the most electoral college votes. Roll 4 dice. Add any combination of two dice to come up with a number. Use that number to gain the electoral votes from a state and practice those geography skills while you’re at it. You might decide between marking a smaller state off immediately or chipping away at a bigger state slowly. The player with the most electoral college votes is declared president. 

If you’ve mastered addition, flip the board over for the multiplication version of the game. Good luck candidates!     

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#4. Math Wizard and the Enchanted World Games

Players: 1
Playing time: Self-paced

The Enchanted World Games is one of many virtual games in the Osmo Math Wizard collection. What’s great is they’ve combined on-screen fun with hands-on learning to get the best of both worlds. You’ll need the Osmo Base (sold separately) and an iPad or tablet to play.

The Enchanted World Games is all about athletics. Feed those athletic animals to get them ready for competition. Combine different amounts of fruits to get target numbers and fuel those players. If it gets a bit too tricky, click on the Hint button for some help! When you complete a task, you’ll get to compete in various games to win trophies and stars.   

This game helps students understand number values, pattern recognition, and spatial awareness. The playful graphics and reward system helps kids stay engaged and motivated.   

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 #5. Mountain Raiders

Players: 1-5
Playing time: 20 minutes

Get ready for some add-venture on this mountain! 

Little explorers must climb up the mountain by rolling a 10-sided die. Grab the treasure at the top and make your way to the getaway boat. But act quickly before a monster or a falling rock stops you in your tracks!

Mountain Raiders is a great way for kids to practice adding 2 and 3 digit numbers. It also helps with speed, sequencing, and number recognition. You can opt to play solo or with other raiders.

Mountain Raiders

#6. Stack the Scoops

Players: 2-6
Playing time: 15-45 minutes

If you’re looking for a sweet addition to family game night, look no further. Stack the Scoops is an easy-to-learn card game for all ages.

Players work to create sets face up on the table. You’ll need a base, ice cream, and toppings of the same color to complete a set. Each item is worth different points so get ready to use those counting skills. The player with the most points at the end wins.   

Stack the Scoops

#7. Pet Me

Players: 2-6
Playing time: 20-30 minutes

“Pet me! Pet me!” Visit all the cute animals in this pet park. Feed them, pet them, win their hearts, or even adopt one! But you’ll need to use division to do so. 

Travel around the board to visit the animals. Land on a spot with animals, flip over the food card and feed each animal the same amount. If your spot has 3 dogs and your food card has 9 bones, you need to divide the bones equally amongst those puppies.

If division is tricky for your child, have them distribute the bones one by one until they run out. Then see what number that equals. The game ends when all the animals have been adopted. The player who’s won the most hearts wins!  

Pet Me makes division fun and accessible for kids. You can even use the game as a friendly introduction for those division newbies. 

Pet Me

#8. Say Cheese Cafe

Players: 2-4
Playing time: 20 minutes

Welcome to Say Cheese Cafe! The tables at this cafe are for both multiplication AND cheese. Your little ones will love playing the role of hungry mice as they fight to collect cheese and food. 

Use the spinner to decide what number you will work with each round. You are given a choice between a high or low number for different math abilities. Let’s say I land on a 4 and 10. If I’m new to multiplication, I’ll choose 4.

Players take turns placing one coin in the basket at a time. If the number is a multiple of 4, for example, 28,  say “Cheese!” and recite the math problem (4×7=28). You must think quickly to beat the other mice and win some yummy food points.

This game will help kids practice speed, memory, multiplication, and division. Play nice, but be faster than the other mice!   

Say Cheese Cafe

#9. Tiny Polka Dot

Players: 1-6
Playing time: 5-20 minutes

This adaptable deck of cards comes with 66 cards with numbers 1-10. 5 suits have the numbers represented as colorful polka dots. The sixth suit is represented by numerals to get kids used to identifying the standard form of numbers. 

There are 16 different games for various levels and ages. One such game is the classic memory. Lay out cards in a grid face-down. Turn over cards to build up to 15.

Exercise those memorization and addition skills to pick numbers you know will total 15. If you hit the target number, you win those cards and a point for each one.   

Tiny Polka Dot provides a lot of variety in a compact game, making it great for families and travel

Tiny Polka Dot

#10. MOBI Math Whale

Players: 1-6
Playing time: 10 minutes

MOBI the whale is full of fun math practice. The whale-shaped bag is small and lightweight so it can swim with you wherever you go. 

The bag contains tiles with numbers or math symbols. This game uses the 4 basic math operations to connect the numbers in different ways. Take turns creating math equations with your tiles. Connect each equation to the previous to create a puzzle on your tabletop. The first player to run out of tiles wins.

MOBI Math Whale is the Bananagrams of math. It’s quick to learn and play so you can dive right in!  

MOBI Math Whale


We hope you enjoyed our list of the best 2nd-grade math board games! These logic games and award-winning STEM board games are a great way to get your second grader excited about math and more confident in the classroom.

Have you tried any of the games on this list? Did we miss any that you think should be added? Drop a comment below and let us know! We’d love to hear from you.

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Math Wizard and the Enchanted World Games
$59.99 $52.46

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