NumRush Math Racing Game from Vietnam hits Kickstarter

NumRush – The Thrilling Math Racing Game from Vietnam has hit Kickstarter with the goal of making learning about math fun, and the additional goal of raising money.

The project has a goal of raising $29,000 to fully fund the project. As of Monday, November 13, 17 backers have pledge $560 with 23 days to go. The project ends December 7, 2017 at 6:17 AM MST. The basic pledge of the game is $29 with an expected ship date of April 2018.

The Game

The focus on the game design was in creating a fun experience first with an accessible math based mechanism. Using a custom designed R-U-S-H system to move along the board, players Roll, Unleash, Spell, and Hop their way through arithmetic calculations in an effort to be the first to move around a figure 8 track.

To balance skill levels, players who are falling behind can use a catch up mechanic with simple addition or subtraction.

What’s in the Box?

The basic pledge includes:

  • 1 game board (The Infinity Track)
  • 60 number cards
  • 6 tokens
  • 2 dice
  • 1 game board (The Infinity Track)
  • 1 puzzle storybook “The Journey of Larus”

Project Creators 

NumRush was created by co-founders Nhat Le and Tuan Ngo. Friends since grade 4, the pair has grown up taking specialized math classes together. The pair started a board game movement in Vietnam that now includes over 200,000 board gamers and creates packed board game spaces across the country. The duo also helped create the first national board game design contest in Vietnam.

 

Born in the wilds of northern Canada, Burbidge spent his early professional life as a gold miner before making his way into the art and culture field in Atlanta and then Calgary (both Olympic cities!). In his spare time, he enjoys playing board games, spending time with his wife, Christina, and creating art with textiles, a hobby that intertwines his interests in mathematics, sheepherding and wearable art.