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KIDS RACING IN A FANTASY MATH WORLD ?

NumRush is a uniquely fun math racing game from Vietnam. Kids (ages 8+) race against each other in a fantasy math world by solving simple number puzzles. It's highly engaging and easy-to-learn. While the kids are laughing and shouting "RUSH!",  they are also sharpening their number skills.

We are two friends who, together, went to math specialized classes since 4th grade, built a vibrant board game community of over 200,000 fans in Vietnam and discovered the power of learning through play. We created NumRush to make playing with numbers really exciting yet simple for kids. Think "Oh, math homework disguised again?" versus "Oh it's a race game with giant witty mushrooms!".

A math board game should be a game first, then with a touch of math. With NumRush, you can see kids engaging, explaining the rules to each other and learning from others' calculations. Most of all, they are having fun! Whether they win or lose, the young minds still strengthen their foundational arithmetic thinking.

Parents, join a NumRush race! You will be surprised how fast and creative the little racers can become with numbers.

 

ABOUT THE GAME

The winner will be the champion Number Master! Let the race begin!

  • Stack the cards face down in 1 pile
  • Draw and lay out 4 random cards in a line on the table 
  • Each player draws 4 cards.
Complete the track first to win!
Complete the track first to win!

CORE RULES

  • Advance using the R-U-S-H steps
  • Maximum number of cards in any line is 5  
  • You cannot make a zero. If the dice shows zero, the new target number is the last target number.
R-U-S-H STEPS: ROLL > UNLEASH > SPELL > HOP
Roll
Roll
 
Unleash
Unleash
 
Spell
Spell

Hop
Hop
                                      
WINNING POINTS
  • Each card is worth 1 point. Each starred card is worth 2 points.
  • You only need to use either the row or the column to make the target number. If you make the target number from both the row and column, you earn points from both! Just remember that you have to say the spell immediately.

LOSING POINTS

For each point lost, you have to hop back one step on the Infinity track. You will lose a point in the following cases: 

  • You don't say the SPELL immediately after UNLEASH step
Uhm... too slow!
Uhm... too slow!
  • You end up with a wrong target number.
Uhm... not too fast!
Uhm... not too fast!

 

ENTER THE NUMRUSH WORLD

 

In NumRush, the Witty Mushrooms are masters of the Arithmagic forest. Using their magical skills, they can manipulate the Living Numbers to create clean energy.
In NumRush, the Witty Mushrooms are masters of the Arithmagic forest. Using their magical skills, they can manipulate the Living Numbers to create clean energy.

 

This clean energy powers the entire mushroom world, and therefore the best Number Masters are always idolized. Every year, the mushrooms flock to the NumRush race to witness the competition of the best Number Masters.
This clean energy powers the entire mushroom world, and therefore the best Number Masters are always idolized. Every year, the mushrooms flock to the NumRush race to witness the competition of the best Number Masters.

FUN FIRST - MATH LATER!

The race is exciting! The suspense right before a player says "RUSH!" - the short-lived near-miss feeling when you almost make a move first - the "aha" when you grab an unexpected win...

NumRush is social. Kids are competing, but at the same time they are helping each other. After every move, little players explain how they come up with the target numbers.  

No kids are left behind! Players can always jump in the longest line with just a simple addition or subtraction. Starting is easy, no matter how far you are left behind. Even a 2nd-grader can become a formidable opponent in a race of 4th-graders.  

Dynamic gameplay rewards creative and strategic thinking. As the game progresses, kids discover that they can make any target number from 1-9. Instead of just waiting for the dice, players now think ahead what numbers they can make, on which lines.  

In the NumRush world, kids hold the power. It's fun for the racers to imagine themselves as powerful and witty mushrooms. The numbers work for the kids, helping them win the race. No more boring symbols! 

CREATING NUMRUSH

We have been working on NumRush for the last two years. A math game should be able to create plenty of excitement. It mustn't feel like homework disguised.

POMATH kids in Hanoi testing out prototype of NumRush
POMATH kids in Hanoi testing out prototype of NumRush

We were really inspired by Scrabble & Spelling Bees. Is breaking down a word into letters similar to breaking down a target number into numbers? Of course numbers are different from words. Coming from specialized math background, we understand the complexity of math and the anxiety numbers and symbols may cause. In NumRush, numbers turn into living creatures and math operations turn into magical spells. This simple twist makes the numbers much more friendly and help kids be more confident in developing their math capabilities.  

Next is the gameplay. The game needs to be challenging as well as fun. If it was too easy, it would be no fun. If it was too complicated, some kids might feel left behind while playing. Also there must be a balance between luck and skills. This is easier said than done. We went through countless gameplays with kids from different background, asked for feedback from math teachers and refined the core rules to make sure the players was having fun and felt included. 

Game board design
Game board design

 

Designing the characters
Designing the characters

 

Our mentors. Sometimes kids surprise you with how they think.
Our mentors. Sometimes kids surprise you with how they think.

Math is a global language with no cultural boundaries. So is the fun of NumRush! Join us in bringing this exciting game to kids around the world!

REWARDS

Thank you!

Thank you so much! Every dollar helps!

NumRush - 29$

One complete game of NumRush from Vietnam with love. The game also comes with a storybook of 25 puzzles. Solve increasingly challenging puzzles to help the aspiring mushroom Larus finish his coming-of-age journey. 

  • 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"
Draft cover of the storybook
Draft cover of the storybook

 

NumRush Exclusive (40$) - Limited

Your kid is going to be so excited! In addition to the game, your kid(s) will be featured in this awesome, Kickstarter exclusive digital artwork "The NumRush hunt". The kid(s) will be traveling in the forest alongside the giant witty mushrooms, discovering their mathematical power while casting spells upon the numbers (see our draft below). Up to four children can be featured in the art.

The storybook will have your kid's name in the special thanks. Finally, you will also get the print-and-play PDF. Includes:

  • 1 x NumRush 
  • 1 x Kickstarter exclusive, personalized artwork "The NumRush hunt".
  • Your kid's name in the storybook
  • Print-and-play file
  • Digital copy of the storybook
The NumRush hunt. "PLUS!"
The NumRush hunt. "PLUS!"
NumRush Exclusive Double - 70$ - Limited

You get twice the NumRush Exclusive experience while saving 10$. Includes:

  • 2 x NumRush
  • 2 x Kickstarter exclusive, personalized artwork "The NumRush hunt".
  • Your kid's name in the storybooks
  • Print-and-play file
  • Digital copy of the storybook

NumRush Tournament - 110$

Perfect for teachers to hold a NumRush tournament for their classes/schools. You can also gift this to a school of your choice as well. Let's spread the NumRush fun! Includes 4 x NumRush, print-and-play file, digital copy of the storybook, 1 Tournament kit (24 lanyards for participants/4 medals/digital customized organization guides, rules, certificates from the mushrooms). Includes:

  • 4 x NumRush
  • Print-and-play file
  • Digital copy of the storybook
  • Tournament kit: 24 game lanyards for participants
  • 4 medals for the champions
  • Digital file of organization guide, rules, certificates
NumRush Philantropist - $550
1 NumRush Exclusive for you and your kids and 20 NumRush plus 1 tournament kit to the school of your choice! A very noble act. Includes:
  • 21 x NumRush
  • 1 x Kickstarter exclusive, personalized artwork "The NumRush hunt".
  • Your kid's name in the storybook
  • Print-and-play file
  • Digital copy of the storybook
  • Tournament kit

ABOUT US

Hello! We are Nhat Le and Tuan Ngo, co-founders of NumRush! Nice to meet you! 

We have been in specialized classes for math together since 4th grade. Math thinking has always played a crucial role in our lives. 

Four years ago, we started a small board game movement in Vietnam. Fast forward to 2017, our community has grown to over 200,000 board game lovers. We also set up packed board game spaces across the country and held the first national board game design contest in Vietnam. Along the journey, we were always amazed by the power of the board game to create real face-time interactions, moments full of laughter and fun educational environment. 

We created NumRush to make the experience with numbers exciting and fun for kids. We are very lucky to have the support from our amazing team. 

WHY KICKSTARTER

We are proud that the game has brought fun to many kids. Developing NumRush was a fulfilling journey for all of us. But to bring the excitement of NumRush to a larger community outside of Vietnam, we need your help. We hope that you will join us. 

Thanks to many amazing board games from abroad, kids and adults alike in our Vietnamese board game community have so much laughter. Now NumRush has a chance to do its part and bring exciting moments to kids around the world because of your support!

Special thanks for the wonderful articles!

Interested in stories about cute living numbers? Giant, witty, mathematical-spell-casting Mushrooms? Vietnamese mathematicians? Contact us at: contact@numrush.com.

Risks and challenges

The NumRush game is fully designed. We are confident with the production process. The game will be manufactured in Vietnam. In the past, both Tuan Ngo and Nhat Le had extensive experience handling local Vietnamese suppliers for big consumer-good companies like Unilever or Beiersdorf. Those suppliers have been producing high quality cardboard/paper point-of-sale materials (POSM), product packaging and board games. We have talked to them about quotes, materials, lead time of NumRush. We have minimal risks in production.

We don't have experience with international shipping, but we are working with trusted partners. We already have a few freight options. For the fulfillment part, we will likely work with Send From China, a company in China which is experienced with Kickstarter/Board game shipping.

We are committed to getting the NumRush game to you and your kids as quickly as possible. We will keep you updated during the production & fulfillment process.

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