Alberta's Insomnia, mental math makes you achieve - review

Here's a question. When you play a game, is your chance of winning based on skill or is it more luck of the draw? Do your kids get discouraged because they never seem to lucky enough to win? With the game Albert's Insomnia it is your math skills that produce a win.

The concept of the game is simple. Albert needs to count sheep to fall asleep. Players must solve equations to produce a winning results.If you can do mental math, you are ready to take Albert's challenge.

The game is begun by dealing out four cards, all face up. Once the cards are dealt, the first player creates a math problem the equals 1. For example, if the cards are 3, 5, 10 and 8. An answer equaling one is 10 divided by 5 is 2. 3 minus 2 equals one. Play continues with the next answer to equal 2. The game ends when a player cannot find a solution or gives an incorrect answer.

Since my kids aren't yet to multiplication or division we modify the game to just addition and subtraction. The game has helped the kids work on solving problems quickly and in their head. The more quickly that they can solve the problem shows that the math concept is strong in their minds. I've noticed that, even with just a few games played, my kids are more confident in their math class and homework. Plus, math has become less of a chore and more fun in their minds.

Albert's Insomnia can be purchased online at various retailers including Amazon, Toys R Us and the creator's website. This game retails for $9.99. Albert's Insomnia game is one item in the line of products. There is also a book, Albert a True Math Story and a homeschool kit.

Give your kids the confidence and success in math by making it fun. Get your math mind working quickly with Albert's Insomnia.

Disclosure: I received this product to review. All opinions are my own.


  1. Oh that's so cool. My kids aren't old enough to use something like this but I think my nephew may like it.

  2. Ughhh Math. It was always was easy, but hated it! My boys would enjoy and benefit from this

  3. That sounds like a great game, even though it's based around math lol. And the price is right!

  4. My son is not old enough to enjoy it either. But I love low-tech teaching tools like this. Thanks for sharing!