Lampogo Blocks Crowdfunder Success!

Lampogo Blocks is a tactile game of number puzzles for new mathematicians. It supports children aged 4+ to master numbers 1 to 10 through play and discovery. Lampogo Blocks has been developed by primary school teacher Roy Clutterbuck to make maths engaging and to show that everyone can learn to love the language of numbers.

Learning through Discovery

Many people have negative feelings about maths, this can affect children also. People sometimes see maths as abstract and intimidating, and can worry about getting it wrong. 

Lampogo Blocks has been designed to remove these barriers; to make maths more accessible, as something playful and enjoyable. 

In Lampogo Blocks, understanding of number is grounded in the physical experience of the Blocks and is not merely abstract.

Players can explore a puzzle by trying a Block to see if it is correct, if not, they can take it back and try another. This removes the negative feeling of ‘getting it wrong’ and shows that ‘mistakes’ are steps towards finding the solution.

Players can intuitively see for themselves onces they have got the answer correct. All of these factors help to build the number confidence and fluency that are the foundation to a good mathematical understanding.

Our first game ‘Lampogo 3’

We are thrilled to share Lampogo 3 with the world!

Lampogo 3 is a fun, fast-paced game of number puzzles, like a cross between sudoku and snap. It’s tactile counters and visual puzzles make the problems accessible and enjoyable.

It is the perfect home learning resource for families who want to support maths learning whilst having fun!

Lampogo 3 is available to buy now through our shop.

Our Aim: To move people away from maths anxiety, towards maths fluency.

Our Story

Lightning Maths is a social enterprise that makes engaging maths games designed to support fluency and problem solving. Lightning Maths was founded in 2019 by Roy Clutterbuck, a primary school teacher in London, who had been creating games for his pupils to show them that maths can be playful and enjoyable.


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"Lampogo 3 is a really fun maths game, it boosts your mind and helps you feel more confident in maths."
Y6 Pupil, Middle Park Primary School

Our Games

Lightning Maths make fun maths resources that present maths puzzles as games rather than worksheets.The games are physical and tactile, they involve flipping over cards and moving counters.

Lightning Maths games are social. It is the social interaction and support during the game that helps build mathematical confidence.

Lampogo 3 is the first game that Lightning Maths has produced.

"Lampogo 3 is a good game for building confidence and giving children the opportunity to say, 'Guess what, I can actually do this - I'm actually capable of doing maths.'"
Antoine Hunte, HLTA Fossdene Primary School

Our work with Schools

Lightning Maths works with schools to support targeted groups of children. We have developed teaching resources for schools to use as well as a programme to support the learning of problem solving strategies.

We are currently carrying out a project funded by the SHINE Trust to research our the effectiveness of our ‘Lampogo 3’ game in schools. So far the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive! Thanks to all the school who are taking part,


February 2021: Good Toy Guide Seal of Approval

Breaking news: Lampogo 3 has received the Good Toy Guide seal of approval.

A team of families tested Lampogo 3. They rated it:

4/5 for fun, 4/5 for Skill Development and 4/5 for Ease of Use. Not bad!

“[Lampogo 3]... challenges children to think about numbers and structuring sums which is great for encouraging their numeracy and problem-solving skills. We like that children have to explain their answers, as this helps to develop their understanding of the concepts.”
Good Toy Guide

December 2020: and the winner is…

Congratulations to the Cadbury family who have won our photo competition with this joyful shot of Lampogo 3 around the table.

Lampogo 3 was a birthday present to Pierce Cadbury from his auntie Theo. The Lighting Maths directors loved the in-the-moment energy of this photo: the Santa hat, the glass of wine, and the general snacking-around-the-dinner-table vibe.Thanks for sharing! Your Lampogo 3 prize is on the way to you in the post. A very big thank you to all those who took part in the competition.

October 2020: Imagination Gaming Award

We’re thrilled to say that Lampogo 3 has been shortlisted for the 2020 Best Maths Game Award by Imagination Gaming.

They said:
“This game works really well in schools!… we find it really versatile being able to use it to support children who are struggling with maths but also as a challenge for those more able students.”

June 2020: Crowdfunder Success

Thank you so much to all of our crowdfunder supporters! We met our original target and went on to reach £4,030. The first factory run of Lampogo 3 is underway and will be ready to post in September.


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Lampogo Blocks

Lampogo Blocks is a tactile game of number puzzles for new mathematicians. It supports children to master numbers 1 to 10 through play and discovery.  Children can play by themselves or with others for peer-supported learning. It is the perfect resource for adults to support children’s learning and provides opportunities for questioning and mathematical discussion.

  • Ages 4+
  • Solo or paired …

Lampogo 3

Lampogo 3 is a game of fun, fast-paced number puzzles, a bit like a cross between sudoku and snap. It has been designed to support number fluency as well as problem solving. Lampogo 3 was designed by Roy Clutterbuck, a primary school teacher in London. Roy created Lampogo 3 for his pupils to show them that maths can be playful …