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## 'Counter Roundup' printed from http://nrich.maths.org/

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### Number of players:

1 if using the interactive board

2 or more if you print a copy of the game board.

You can download a gameboard to print outÂ here.

### The Goal:

To round up as many of the counters as possible

### Materials needed:

The interactive game board if playing alone.

If playing with friends you will need:

32 coloured counters

Printed copy of the game board.

### How to play: (2 player)

- Use coloured counters to cover all of the circles on the game board except for the one in the centre.
- Decide who will go first.
- Take turns in jumping over one counter a time and into an empty space.
- You must follow the lines that are on the board.
- Round up the counters that you jump over.
- You can continue jumping over counters as long as there is an empty space for you to land on.
- The game ends when all of the counters are rounded up or when no more moves are possible.
- The person who has rounded up the most counters is the winner.

### How to play: (1 player)

- Drag the blue counter so it hops over another counter into an empty space.
- Can you clear the board, leaving just one counter?
- Can you leave just the centre counter?