- Set a target number, for example 100. The object of the game is to reach this number so make it large for more rounds.
This fun dice game from youcubedExternal link is a great way to explore probability, and improve your child's confidence with addition. Watch out! This game can lead to some almighty family battles.
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.
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.
This game relies on luck. As you're playing, talk with your child about: