Mystery Math Town for iPad Review

mysterymathtown_iconIf you’re looking for a fun, engaging way for your children to practice and learn new math skills, well Mystery Math Town might be what you’re looking for. Created by Artgig Studios, which isn’t new to math games at all, players will be searching a small town for a mother firefly’s missing children. Someone has kidnapped them and trapped them in jars and it’s your job to find them. Along the way, they’ll need to solve math problems in order to go from room to room in search of the missing fireflies.

For starters, Mystery Math Town allows multiple children to set up player profiles in the game. Each can make their own avatar as well as set player skill levels. That means more advanced players can play a game that is much harder than what beginning math students would be playing. You set this in the “skills” menu and there are skill level settings for addition, subtraction, and multiplication. This also means that they can set the game to practice specific skills as well.

The main game has you traveling from house to house exploring each room within the house looking for jarred up fireflies. You can open doors, climb ladders and stairs, or open windows to get from room to room and you do so by solving equations. In each room, you find a series of numbers scattered about. Collect them to add to your collection. When you try to open a door for instance, you’ll be presented with an equation like __+__=9. If you have a 5 and a 4, you can use these two numbers to complete the equation and open the door. That’s basically how the entire game plays out. Once you find all the fireflies in one house, you move on to the next.

Overall, Mystery Math Town is a fun and challenging math game for children. The graphics are pretty good and it has kind of a spooky, mysterious feel to it. I think kids will enjoy this as it adds a bit of a gaming nature to learning and as we know, kids love games, regardless if they are educational or not.

App Store Link: Mystery Math Town
Version: 1.0
Developer: Artgig Studios
Price: $2.99
Compatible Devices: iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.


Use your math skills to rescue the fireflies in Mystery Math Town for ages 6-12 and up.


Your mission: Help a friendly and curious little ghost rescue the fireflies that are hidden in Mystery Math Town. Players use math skills to unlock rooms and passages on their enchanting journey. Along the way, you can also earn talking portraits of the townspeople for your Gallery. Every picture has a story to tell and the colorful cast of characters in this town have plenty to say.

• Math practice integrated with a rich, immersive game experience
• Multiple user accounts – create your own avatar
• Customizable math skills for each player:
– Addition
– Subtraction
– Multiplication
– Varied Number Representations (dice and tallies)
• Players develop math thought by building equations, not just tapping answers
• Bonus challenges for extended gameplay
• Unique rewards reveal characters and backstory
• Requires strategy and critical thinking



Designed to support classroom learning, Mystery Math Town provides a unique and engaging way to practice a range of elementary math concepts for kids ages 6-12 and up.

Each player can customize various math skills to suit their age and ability.

Addition: 0 through 10, 11 through 20, 21 through 50
Subtraction: 0 through 10, 11 through 20, 21 through 50
Multiplication: x1, x2, x5, x10 and/or x1 through x10

Players can also select Varied Number Representations to include dice and tally marks for the above concepts.



Add as many custom profiles as you like. Individual game settings and progress are saved in each player profile. Create different profiles, each tailored for specific skills practice. And the The player avatar creator is so much fun, it’s like its own game.



The game designers at Artgig Apps come from a background of educational software development and we put lots of TLC into every detail of each app we create to ensure a fun and engaging learning experience. We include kids, parents and teachers in our app development and testing to make sure our apps are exceptional tools that kids want to use again and again.

We welcome your comments, suggestions and feedback.

Thanks for trying Mystery Math Town!

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We at Artgig Apps are parents ourselves, and we hold your privacy and the privacy of your child in the highest regard.

We comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 13. If a user is identified as a child under the age of 13, we will not collect, store or use such personal information, and any personal information that has been provided will be deleted.

Mystery Math Town:

– Does not share your personal information with us or anyone else.
– Does not include ads, or in-app purchases, and there are no links to social network sites (like Facebook or Twitter).
– Includes feedback links on a separate Parents screen in the app and links to the Artgig Apps website.
– Uses analytics to collect anonymized user data for general information about how people use our apps.

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