We have reduced the number of free games
In order to fund the ongoing investment in improving Sumdog, we have restricted the number of free games to six. We understand that this might be a difficult change, however, in the longer term, schools that subscribe will help fund improvements to Sumdog that will help all children.
What else is included in a subscription?
As well as extra activities, a Sumdog subscription gives you access to a range of teachers tools designed to help you get more insight into your students’ abilities, target your interventions and cut down workload. Find out more here.
Why are you removing some games?
Much as we would love to make Sumdog free, as its popularity grows so do its running costs. We want to make Sumdog the best possible platform, so to fund this investment we need schools to subscribe to Sumdog. This will allow us to develop even more tools to support our mission to close the gap and help all children succeed.
How can I access all the free games?
Our newer games run on HTML5, a web-based program. HTML5 would normally be enabled on the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari. Unfortunately, if you are using Internet Explorer you will need to change browsers as HTML5 is not supported on IE as it is a legacy program. Click here for the latest supported browser version.
Why does one of my students have access to more games than the rest of my class?
If your student is also linked to a family account and their parents have purchased a family subscription they will have access to the additional subscription games. (If the school has bought a subscription it could be that they do not have flash enabled for all the browsers).
Which games will be available free?
We've chosen some of our most popular games, with something to suit any child. Children can work on any skill in any game, so they can always play the ones they enjoy most.
|Game||What's involved||Great for|
|Stack junk carefully to build the tallest tower you can... without it collapsing!||Requires skillful positioning, good for all except younger kids.|
|Answer questions correctly to boost your car around the city and beat the other racers!||A simple game that's good for younger kids or those new to Sumdog|
|Feed the hungry people by assembling their perfect burgers as quickly as possible!||Requires a combination of speed and pattern-matching, good for all except younger kids.|
|Practice your goal kicking skills -- aim for the goal, but avoid hitting those practice dummies!||It's easy to learn but hard to master, good for all except younger kids.|
|Use your siege cannon to destroy as many castles as you can!||Requires some aiming but not much precision, good for any age that likes big explosions and rescuing chickens.|
|Try to have the best costume when the time runs out by taking good clothes for yourself and giving silly ones to the other players!||Creative kids of most ages.|