DragonBox Algebra 12+: An inexpensive algebra tutor that fits in your pocket.

DragonBox Algebra 12+ is a must-have tool for students who wish to earn better grades and gain confidence in algebra and mathematics. It covers the same topics as the award winning game DragonBox Algebra 5+, but moves on to cover more advanced topics in mathematics and algebra. It also includes practice tasks that allow students to practice specific types of algebraic operations.

DragonBox Algebra 12+ covers the following algebraic concepts:

* Addition
* Division
* Multiplication
* Parentheses
* Positive and Negative signs
* Addition of Fractions (Common Denominators)
* Collection of Like Terms
* Factorization
* Substitution

DragonBox Algebra 12+ is suitable for more advanced students than DragonBox 5+, as it covers curriculum from late primary to early high school.

DragonBox uses a novel pedagogical method based on discovery and experimentation. Players learn how to solve equations in a playful and colorful game environment where they are encouraged to experiment and be creative. By manipulating cards and trying to isolate the DragonBox on one side of the game board, the player gradually learns the operations required to isolate X on one side of an equation. Little by little, the cards are replaced with numbers and variables, revealing the operators the player has been learning throughout the game.

Playing does not require supervision, although parents can assist them in transferring learned skills into pen and paper equation solving. It is a great game for parents to play with their kids and can even give them an opportunity to freshen up their own math skills.

DragonBox was developed by former math teacher Jean-Baptiste Huyhn and has been heralded as a perfect example of game-based learning. As a result, it is currently forming the basis of an extensive research project by the Center For Game Science at the University of Washington.

DragonBox Algebra has received many distinctions including the Gold Medal of the 2012 Serious Play Award (USA), the Best Serious game at Bilbao´s Fun and Serious Game Festival and the Best Serious Game at the 2013 International Mobile Gaming Awards. It is also recommended by Common Sense Media where it won the Learn ON award.

* 10 progressive chapters
* 10 practice chapters
* 357 puzzles
* Basic algebraic rules with which the child can experiment
* A focus on minimal instruction encourages creativity and experimentation from the player
* Multiple profiles for easy progress control
* Dedicated graphics and music for each chapter
* Multiple supported languages: English, français, norsk, svenska, dansk, español, 한국어, italiano, português, Deutsch, русский, 简体中文, 繁體中文, suomi, Nederlands, Eesti, Euskara, Türkçe, Čeština, Lietuvių, Magyar, 日本語...


Gold Medal
2013 International Serious Play Awards

What’s New

Version 2.2.1

* Diploma: receive a DragonBox Algebra diploma!
* Help mode fixes!
* Tutorial fixes
* Rate and Send feedback !
* SideB: make sure next button appear upon completing last level
* Translations: added Romanian, Polish, Galego & improved Czech, Estonian, Italian, Lithuanian, Russian

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
9 Ratings
9 Ratings
PNP Wow ,

Fantastic game. I was able to practice algebra!

I am currently in a graduate program in which I must use lower level differential calculus and some advanced algrebra. My algrebraic skills have always been rusty when I must apply them to calculus and/or microeconomic functions. I’ve been looking for an app that would allow me to practce algebra alone. This is it. Thank you for developing this app!!

Incidentally, you may see quite a few reviews complaining about the number of requests for reviews. I encoutnerfed several of these, but not as frequently as those reviews stated. This must have been adjusted after so many users complained about it. So, thank you, early reviewers. You helped improve the app!

Microtogo ,

Extremely boring game .. loosely teaches … wasted $8.

My wife liked the lower version for teaching young kids math, 6 year olds, so I bought this newer version as a learning tool for an adult education, since it was 12+. Sorry I did, and wasted $8,

The game is very boring, but does have cute character art. To be fair, I didn’t want to continue past a few chapters due to EXTREME boredom. It was teaching so little about real mathamatics as related to what is expected in school, it was a stretch to call it edutainment, but more mindless wax-on wax-off activities. Honestly, get to the point and teach more directly. If the later chapters are better, sorry, I couldn’t wait for the carrot….it was that bad - almost depressing.

I suppose it would be good for very young kids who don’t REALLY need to learn math for school, but the parents want them to play a game with at least an attempt at learning something subliminally.

As a game it was boring.
As a teaching tool it was poor and wasted valuable study time, when there are far better edutainment games that directly teach the subject material.

5 thumbs down. I would likely have given it a zero if I could. It should be a $1 game, not $8.
I’m going to try to get a refund.

mathgert ,


I highly recommend this app for teaching the principles of algebra. I purchased all three apps years ago. I have family sharing and multiple devices. I can no longer download the app on my MacBood and iPad. Is there anything you are able to do to help me?


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53.8 MB
OS X 10.6.6 or later
English, Basque, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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