# Pig (dice game)

This fun dice game from is a great way to explore probability, and improve your child's confidence with addition.

### Things you need

• 2+ players
• 2 dice
• Pen and paper.

## The challenge

### Step 1

• Set a target number, for example 100. The object of the game is to reach this number so make it large for more rounds.

### Step 2

Players take turns rolling the two dice as many times as they want within each round. Keep adding up what they've rolled, and keep a running total until they decide to stop. When a player decides to stop, they bank their total by recording their score.

But be careful – if you roll a 1, your turn ends and you get zero for that round.

If you roll a double 1 (this is called 'snake eyes'), your turn ends and your entire banked score goes back to zero.

### Step 3

Players take turns swapping rolls after each round, and keeping track of how much they've banked, aiming to be the first person to reach your chosen target number.

### The conversation

This game relies on luck. As you're playing, talk with your child about:

• "Do you think it's certain that I will roll a snake eyes, and lose everything that I've banked?"
• "I really hope you roll a 1. Do you think it's likely?"