*“Wild & Crazy Eights” is free on this website for one week only. It’s an excerpt from Counting & Number Bonds: Math Games for Early Learners, available as an ebook at my bookstore (Thank you for cutting out the middleman!) and in ebook or paperback through many online retailers. Read more about my playful math books here.*

Update:In honor of the way-too-busy holiday season, this family-favorite game will remain live on my blog until January. It’s a great way to introduce your extended family to the fun of playing with math!

Many parents remember struggling to learn math. We hope to provide a better experience for our children. And one of the best ways for children to enjoy learning is through hands-on play.

The whole family can enjoy playing with numbers in this childhood classic math game. The more, the merrier!

## Wild & Crazy Eights

**Math Concepts:** identifying and matching card attributes, wild cards, thinking ahead.

**Players:** two or more. More is better.

**Equipment:** one complete deck of cards (including face cards), or a double deck for four or more players.