Many Balls in an intense, fast paced math game that will keep you and your kids playing round after round. To really spark your children's interest, play the game with them, trying to beat each other's score.
The goal in Many Balls is to estimate how many balls there are on the screen and get that estimate as close to the actual number of balls as possible. The game starts off easy with a small number of balls that can be easily counted. You can choose to let time run out or click on the red 'I Know!' button at the bottom right side of the game screen. You are them shown for boxes with zeros in them. These are your counters. Click on the arrows to select the number of balls you saw. Each counter has numbers from one to nine so if you saw five balls, you would leave the first three counters at zero and click the up arrow on the last counter on the right until it read five. For higher numbers like seven, eight or nine you can click the down arrow. If you estimate twenty balls, you would leave the first two counters and the last counter at zero and change the second to last counter at two. When you have entered your estimate, click the red 'OK' button. If you estimate incorrectly you lose lives depending on how far off your estimate was. For example, if you estimated five and there were seven balls, you would lose two lives.
The great thing about Many Balls that makes if different from similar math games online is that you are rewarded well for getting your estimate right. If you estimate five balls and there were five balls on the screen, you get six lives; one life for each ball that was on the screen and a bonus life for estimating properly. Since you start the game with ten lives, it isn't that difficult to build up a wealth of lives which is great as you will need them as the game progresses.
Many Balls gets much harder quickly as there are more and more balls to count. Eventually, it is nearly, if not completely, impossible to count all of the balls. Instead, you will need to make an educated estimate. When you have time, you may be able to get a perfect group by counting balls as individual groups and then adding the groups together. This is a great way to keep the game going a little longer. After a few levels it will be harder to do this, but it will also enable you to make smarter estimates.
Overall, Many Balls is an excellent game for children and adults alike. It will help your child with their counting skills, visual problem solving skills and even simple addition and multiplication. The graphics are fairly simple but will keep your child entertained. You'll have fun playing this game together while teaching your children about math.