What You Need:
- Four dice, standard size
- Paper, one sheet per player
- Four markers (plastic chips, beans, pennies, etc.)
- Calculators, one per player
What You Do:
- Have each player make his own game board. Using a ruler, create a grid that’s 10 squares x 10 squares. Then write in numbers 1 - 100 on the grid, without ever putting two consecutive numbers next to one another.
- Ask one player at a time to roll all of the dice. Have them combine the numbers to create a number on their game board. They can use addition, subtraction, multiplication or division to create their number. (For example, if the numbers 4, 4, 3 and 6 are rolled, they can choose to create (4 x 4) + (6 + 3) = 25, then place their marker on the "25" space.
- Each player should take a turn and then pass the dice to the next player.
- Players should double check their work with the calculator. The objective is to focus on skill and creativity over computation.
- Whoever is the first to get four markers in a row, either vertically, horizontally or diagonally wins!
Variation: To mix it up, try having the players share the same game board and try to block one another. Or, you could make the game a little more complex by using 5 dice.