Get your spellbook ready! It’s time to protect The Counting Kingdom in this tactical math puzzler featuring strategic tower defense gameplay and a colorful cast of characters. Banish monsters and save the day!
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Very Positive (76 reviews) - 96% of the 76 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 5, 2014

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“A delightful blend of tower defense, basic math concepts and cute graphics that should be a hit with any young gamer.”

“The Counting Kingdom is charming, educational, and not just for kids.”

“The Counting Kingdom is a wonderful chance for kids to enjoy math—and even math-averse adults can get in on the fun.”

About This Game

Get ready for magic, monsters, and math with The Counting Kingdom!

Writing simple spells, brewing bubbly potions… yesterday was just another day in your life as the Wizard’s Apprentice. Today, a horde of angry monsters is attacking The Counting Kingdom, and only you can defend the castle towers! Using your spells, potions, and the mighty power of mathematics, you must banish the monsters and save the kingdom!

Take up your tome of spells and save the castle in this tactical puzzler, featuring strategic tower defense gameplay across an expansive world map.

  • Each monster has a number: add them together to cast your spells
  • Rack up points with powerful combos and well-timed potions
  • Challenging tower defense gameplay that's entertaining for gamers of all ages
  • Encourage excitement about math with addition challenges made for family fun
  • Explore a colorful world with 30 levels of gameplay in five distinct regions of the kingdom
  • Dynamically-generated game levels create high replay value and guarantee a fresh math challenge
  • Serious gaming! This clever math game requires real strategic thinking

Ready with your spells? The Counting Kingdom needs you to save the day!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows Vista/XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics Card made within the last 4 years (Pixel Shader 3.0, Vertex Shader 3.0)
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: Intel based Macs only
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics Card made within the last 4 years (Pixel Shader 3.0, Vertex Shader 3.0)
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
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53 of 70 people (76%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 5, 2014
My wife and I have been waiting to have kids. Now that someone FINALLY made a good math game, I think it's time. Thanks Little Worlds Interactive!
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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 3, 2014
This game is incredibly fun! The simple premise of turn based tower defense type gameplay where numbered cards must be combined and discarded to match the number of a selected group of attacking monsters grows deeper as the game progresses. Potions to add or subtract numbers from a monster's power combined with spells to move them around, stop them, or get rid of them entirely will keep you on your toes.

As the numbers get bigger on enemies and cards, it gets tougher to make full screen clearing matches but it feels amazing when you do and you'll score tons of points as well! There is also a free play mode where you can jack the difficulty way up that is quite mind bending as well.

This game is highly recommended if you like numbers puzzles and/or have kids who need to practice good math skills. Can't wait to see what else ends up in the game!
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25 of 31 people (81%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 2, 2014
The Counting Kingdom has caused quite a stir in my house, as my seven-year-old son is mad at me for pulling him away from the game ater 45 minutes to brush his teeth and go to bed. He picked it up very quickly and became quite engrossed in solving the math problems and finding creative solutions to the latter levels.

If you have a child that likes math, he or she will gravitate to Counting Kingdom for sure. If your kid doesn't like math, it's a great way to change that. The addition problems are simple, but how they get solved is addicively fun!
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 6, 2014
I have to admit, I was not expecting to have as much fun with this game as I did. It's a kids game targeted at children ages 6 - 8 or so, and this review largely is as well (or moreso: any parents reading this)

The game is polished & adorable, with bright colors, pleasant music, and cute monsters that are largely nonthreatening and quite imaginative.

At its core it's a puzzle game using pretty much the most basic of addition/subtraction- and while the difficulty/complexity of the math problems never really increased, it would have felt out of character for the game to do so.

The gameplay is solid & bug free, with a simple premise (matching the values of monsters on the field with "spells" in your spellbook. You can modify the values of the monsters, and add your spells for greater sums to be used in combos, not as a requirement- just for a higher score. Though clearing 7 monsters at once with a well placed spell is fairly satisfying, even as a 24-year old adult.

It's fairly long too, which is a pretty nice plus for a $4 game.

If you have kids learning math, I'd highly recommend this one. It's pretty easy to pick up, no stress, and just as fun as any of the more mindless apps on the market (Angry Birds/Temple Run, that kind of time vortexes.) Seriously, I would have loved to play this as a child, and still had fun with this as an adult. So if you're an adult that's bored and would like a time-waster, this is actually a fairly decent/low-commitment game as well!

I also did a video review if you'd like to see gameplay/more in-depth impressions (kid friendly):
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 3, 2014
Seriously a fantastic game, for all ages. I just spent a few hours aimlessly counting and destroying monsters.
Besides that, it's super cute! The art is absolutely amazing, and really well thought out.
The AI also seems really well done. The game won't leave you hanging with your last couple monsters on the map and wrong cards - it will start giving you correct cards.

For all those who loved games like Treasure Mathstorm or Math Blaster when they were younger, this will remind you of those good times.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
Great learning game for kids and many adults. Teaches addition, subtraction, and multiplication mostly with positive numbers, but a few negative numbers too depending on in-game circumstances. Short and mildly entertaining for people who are already good at math. Either way, well worth the buy regardless of sale status. I have no complaints about it.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
I like this game a lot. Demo'd it at PAX Prime and ended up buying 7 copies over the course of 3 days I was there for people back at home. It mixes math with logic and problem solving in a fun, yet simple fashion. I do have a simple suggestion which is when hitting the escape button and you are prompted with a confirmation screen, please have the screen cancel uupon pressing escape once more.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 25, 2014
Good fun,
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 28, 2014
Absolutely recommended! This game already has that elusive, addictive quality. Combining scrolls, using potions and adding monsters together is a blast. The production is already of a high quality too. The presentation is bright and cheery enough that children will enjoy it and yet not so cute that adults would feel childish playing it. In short, it's very enjoyable to play.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 12, 2014
This game is absolutely amazing!

The gameplay is straightforward: Select adjacent monsters on the grid and match their sum to one of your available spells. Spells can be combined into larger numbers to take out more monsters at once, and potions alter the values on the monsters. It's easy enough for anyone to figure out, even for somebody as mathematically challenged as myself. As you progress through the levels, the numbers get larger, and new potions with effects like freezing a row are gradually added. The end result is an experience that's both simple and challenging, and most importantly: fun as hell.

The only way The Counting Kingdom can disappoint is if you miss out on playing it. If I was still young, this game is the kind of fun that would have made me late to school, but since I'm a an adult, it makes me late to work.
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1.4 hrs
Posted: October 17
Good game with nice, simple graphics. Kids enjoyed playing it while practicing their maths.
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0.6 hrs
Posted: August 24
Although not terribly complicated it's complicated enough to hold maybe a 7 or 8 year old's attention while also allowing them to strategically plan each of their moves rather than pressuring the kids with the clock (if this isn't the case in later levels, I apologize, I've not seen otherwise). This title is what I feel to be a rare example of edutainment at its best.
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7.9 hrs
Posted: August 6
I bought this game on a whim and am glad I did so. My young children have started school and are learning about numbers etc so are able to tackle this game. What is great is they don't really appreciate they're learning whilst they're playing. I know we're onto a good thing when the kids are begging to play an eductationa game :-)
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0.7 hrs
Posted: July 8
I definitely like that this game is helping my son learn math.

I'm not sure I like the bigoted attitude he has developed against the number 3, insisting that it always die first.
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Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate
31.3 hrs
Posted: June 4
This lovely little game is that rarest of gems in the flood of so-called edu-tainment: it's a game which is fun as a game, and which also does a great job at teaching the skills it's supposed to teach. My 5- and 6-year-old love it and fight over who gets to play it.

Here's hoping there will be more in this vein from these developers!
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2.6 hrs
Posted: May 23
Fantastic game for kids. Great mix of math, logic, gameplay.
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2.0 hrs
Posted: April 16
So, up the top of your head, how much is 8 + 9 +17? Add big numbers for big damage, don't go for easy stuff like 2 +3 or 5+15, that'll lead your kindom to ruin! Relearn how to Math fast and have fun at the same time.

Don't, but I mean don't play this with your kids or any kid. Like games with online, the rating goes to M really fast as you curse at them for being so stupid and slow. You might even smack them... hard. I know I did. I regret nothing.
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3.8 hrs
Posted: December 22, 2015
I found this game AWESOME for keeping the kidlets entertained and practicing their math.I would recommend for ages 6+
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Admiral Tori
1.9 hrs
Posted: October 23, 2015
Very cute and quite good for children just starting out learning math. The game will keep them interested for far longer than their homework.
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Chess Piece Face
3.4 hrs
Posted: July 15, 2015
Excellent game for children; if you are trying to get a decently educational game for your child, this is perfec.t the graphics are great, the mechanics are perfectly executed.

Unfortunately, it doesn't have much value for most others. I beat it in about 2 hours, and can't imagine playing again without a major update; it doesn't have much in the way of replayability. I'd be happy to see an update with multiplication!

A really good game for its target audience, so it's great.
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