Gini, the owner of Math 'n' Stuff, considers herself a math evangelist. That means that she preaches her love of numbers, but also strives to liberate math and other subjects from negative stereotypes. And Gini does just that inside her colorful, kid-friendly shop, where she and her staff host events and help visitors navigate a cheery labyrinth of more than 25,000 products. Math 'n' Stuff's expansive inventory, which serves the shop's strategy, includes subject-based games, toys, and anything the staff views as educational and fun. The store also acts as a resource for parents, teachers, and tutors, who might otherwise be stuck calling Archimedes' 1-800 number.
A Few Best-Sellers
Settlers of Catan: Duke it out with other settlers for property on a new, unexplored island while trading resources strategically (ages 10+)
Sleeping Queens: awaken a dozen queens from their slumber using strategy, quick thinking, and a dragon or two during this whimsical card game (ages 6+)
Mythmatical Battles: Multiplication meets mythology as a global pantheon of deities square off in numerical duels (ages 8-12)
Anti-Virus: rid your "cell" of its red virus before it spreads by strategically moving groups of tiles through 60 mind-bending puzzles (ages 7+)
Brain Quest: with editions available from second grade to seventh grade, kids of any age can challenge themselves with 1,500 head-scratchers