The Sum What Dice Game
To practice basic addition and mental arithmatic.
Give a playing strip to each player or have each person write numerals from 1 to 9 on paper.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Players take turns rolling 2 dices on each turn, player may cover either the sum rolled on the dice or any two numbers that are still uncovered and that add to the sum rolled. Eg. If a sum 9 is rolled first the player may cover: 9 or 1 & 8, or 2 & 7, or 3 & 6, or 4 & 5.
Later in the game if the sum of 9 is rolled again and 5 is already covered, the player cannot use the 4 and 5 combination and must play one of the other open possibilities.
When a player cannot play, he/she is out and has a score of the sum of the uncovered no.
Play continues for everybody else until everyone is out.
The last person to go out will not necessarily win. The person with the lowest score wins.
A game for 2-4 players
Tools : 2 dice, Playing strips, Beans or other marker, Pencil and paper