Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

£17.49 incl VAT

NumBugz is a Bugz Bag full of different fun games for the whole family to play at home or to take on your travels.

The games are for 2-6 players, aged 4+ and they take between 5-30 minutes to play – but will last a lifetime.  See description below for more details about the games and how to play.

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NumBugz are more than just a single game – they’re a whole bag full of great number games that you can take with you and play wherever you go. The rules for Colonyz are included in the game and all the other rules and videos of how to play are available on the website plus we’ll send you a copy via email when you buy the game.  We didn’t include all the rules in the pack as we didn’t want the rule booklet to be the size of a small novel plus we are continuing to create new games to play with the Bugz!

There are six families of 25 fun Bugz for you to play with – all with their own characters – just make sure that you pick the one that you like best! Then choose one of the many new games to play with them.  The games range in complexity and type:-

Colonyz is our numbers game featured in the rules.  It’s the most complex game in the bag – think Scrabble with numbers –  use calculations to link all your Bugz to the Colony, before the timer runs out.   From very young players, linking individual Bugz in number sequences, to more advanced players, linking 5 Bugz in a single calculation – everyone is challenged, but everyone has the same chance of winning as players determine risk vs reward on every turn.

Why not develop your ability to think ahead with our strategy game, Legionz?    Link Bugz together in a way that helps you build the longest Legion of Bugz, whilst stopping your opponents creating a longer one.

If there are lots of you or you just fancy a quick, fun game of probability and bluff try 25z.  Feed your Bugz and try to get closest to 25 without popping!

SumBugz is our quick fun guessing game where you try to predict the total of the Bugz in yours and your opponents hands.  Again this can be played by many players.

Help young players understand number sequences with Sequenz . It’s a fast game that can be played head to head or as a single player against the timer.

Memorize is a game that really tests your memory – can you be the first person to collect your complete set of Bugz?  It’s much harder than it sounds!

Pairz is a quick game of memory – can you remember where the numbers are and collect the most Pairz of Bugz to win the game?

NumBugz is a Bag Full of Fun Number Games for the Whole Family that you can take with you and play wherever you go.  With such a good range it’s the only travel game you’ll need with you this year.

PLUS we’re continuing to create new games to play with these little Bugz and we’ll release them FREE of charge once they are ready to play.

Checkout our rules and videos for each of the NumBugz games here.

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Additional information

Number of Players

1-6 players

Age range

4 years plus


Small Parts Not Suitable For Children Under 3 Years of Age – Choking Hazard


Bugz Bag for storage and travel containing: 6 different sets of 25 Bugz, a 30 second sand timer and a rule booklet

4 reviews for NumBugz

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Emma Stubbs

    The packaging and design is really great – the pieces come in a quality drawstring bag that will stand the test of time in my laptop bag. The colours of the instruction book are really bright and enticing – I was definitely excited to open the game and get to playing.

    When teaching, I always end up printing off lots of numbers between 1 and 10 to play games with, and even if I laminate them they soon become dog-eared and tatty. The Numbugz pieces are so versatile, and the fact that they are hexagonal is great as they link together too. By using these bugs and the 30 second timer provided, a huge number of different games and activities can be played. PLYT have come up with 7 different games, and the instructions and videos are available on their website. The main game suggested by PLYT is Colonyz, which is essentially Scrabble with numbers, and the instructions for this are given as part of the game. I have to admit, the instructions were slightly confusing, but as soon as I watched the video online, I understood how to play. The game can be differentiated for different abilities, so even the whole family can play. For the lowest ability players, you can simply link together numbers that have a difference of 1, but higher ability players have the chance to set up equations too.

    One of my year 6 tutees needed to look at sequences, and Numbugz formed the backbone of our lesson. I used the bugz in a starter activity where my students had to form sequences that went up in 3s, or down in 2s. We then played Rumbugz, which is based on the card game Rummy, and involves making a set of 4 sequences. There were a few minor issues we found that weren’t answered in the instructions, so we had to adjust and add to the rules a little bit, but my student really enjoyed the lesson and asked to play it again the next week.

    My three-year-old also loves creating piles of the same colour or number, or playing pairs with the game pieces. As she gets older, it will be great for her to play with sequencing the numbers.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Angie Waggoner

    This is a perfect game for my grandkids. Because the games range in complexity, there is a perfect game for each one of my grandkids. From complex to easy. We have had so much fun playing with the bugz.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    ET Speaks from Home

    NumBugz is great as a travel game as it also helps children build their confidence and to improve their numeracy. It can be played many times over and there is flexibility for you to make up your own game/rules. I would definitely recommend this game.

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  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have had great fun trying out all the various games and thoroughly enjoyed them all. Colonyz itself is ingeniously differentiated and – as with PLYT- enables adults to play with children on a level playing field due to the varying complexities of the calculations chosen. The online videos are particularly helpful – I have to say that the ‘quick rules’ were initially confusing.
    On the whole, each game develops different mathematical skills. The bugs – and their characters! – are appealing and cleverly extends into the names of the games.
    My husband and I played all the games and tested their potential so I am very happy to recommend NumBugz for inclusion in the National Numeracy Family Maths Toolkit alongside PLYT.

    Well done on your ingenuity in continuing to produce games which are mathematically sound and yet so much fun that children are more than happy to practise their calculations and – as importantly – their reasoning and thinking skills.

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