About us

Our Mission

Our aim is to bring about lasting change in education. We believe education should be interactive, interpretive, engaging and unique for each child. Through the creation of powerful learning games, each student will grow and develop at their own speed, and on their own path. We believe that you don’t have to sacrifice learning content to make something fun! 

Our Story

In 2012, B. David Skaggs (SumBlox - Inventor) volunteered as a tutor at the Saigling Elementary School in Plano, Texas. Dave was finding it difficult to keep a student, Elijah, engaged in learning Math. 

The problem wasn't Elijah's lack of attention or effort. Many learning techniques were simply not designed well enough to hold a child's attention for more than 10 minutes. They also didn't make the concepts any easier to understand, but often just rephrased paper exercises, and required endless repetition.

While planning a lesson for Elijah, David came up with the original concept of using wooden math blocks.

In January of 2013, David began cutting SumBlox prototypes out of wood in his Dave Skaggs SumBlox Founderfather's garage in Utah. He returned to Texas in March and went back to Saigling Elementary School with a few sets of SumBlox. Of course, Elijah was the first student to use them.  

After a year of hard work, SumBlox was launched on Kickstarter, and in October of 2014 endorsed by Keith Devlin and an article in Forbe’s magazine by Jordan Shapiro. From then SumBlox has grown as a family business, to something that is now sold around the World. 

Our Partners

When you order from us within Europe, your package may be shipped from a number of places. We collaborate with our local partners to offer you a more efficient shipping experience, as well as shipping ourselves through a fulfilment partner. We will always be directly responsible for your package arriving.

We are registered with the local German Tax Authority Bonn-Innenstadt; 205/5977/2230 

We ship from PORTICA GmbH Marketing Support
Von-Galen-Straße 35
D-47906 Kempen
GERMANY

Our partners in the region are;

Yes Bébé registered in England and Wales (Company No: 10537278). VAT number: 259139283

JUEGACONMIGO CIF A-58439639, registered in the Mercantile Registry of Barcelona