Gimatriks has hit the stands,
and as a high-quality and fun game it has become a popular item! Shoppers have identified it as a great gift for a wide range of ages.
On the one hand it’s a traditional game, connecting players to the ancient system of numerical equivalents for letters (still used today for the Hebrew alphabet, once used for the Greek alphabet and other languages as well). On the other hand, the blend of a math/analytical game and a word game was a new concept when Gimatriks was invented: an innovation that awarded the game a patent as well as the attention of experts in both the educational-game and the board-game sectors.
The game was invented in Israel, and it is on the shelves of the museum shops of a number of major museums there – including the Israel Museum and Beit Hatfutsot (The Museum of the Jewish People) – because of its professional design and original game logic, and more importantly because people have loads of fun playing it.
As a holiday gift, it’s doubly-appropriate for Hannuka, as the number and letter game tiles are selected randomly just as the dreidel game (sevivon or spinning top) offers a random stream of for possible values.
Game experts have pointed out that when you play Gimatriks you are using both sides of your brain: the creative-intuitive side as well as the analytical-logical one. Educators who have seen Gimatriks in action encourage their students to play it, as by creating a Scrabble-type collaborative tile map they benefit from it as both a logic/math game and a word game.
Gimatriks has been on the market since 1974 in Hebrew. The English version was officially launched in early 2016 at Toy Fair, the annual toy and game trade show in London.you can purchase GIMATRIKS on this web site