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First Connect Three

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

In this game the winner is the first to complete a row of three, either horizontally, vertically or diagonally.

Roll the dice, place each dice in one of the squares and decide whether you want to add or subtract to produce a total shown on the board. Your total will then be covered with a counter.

You cannot cover a number which has already been covered.
If you are unable to find a total which has not been covered you must Pass.

You can use the interactive version below or print this board to play away from the computer.

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Are there some numbers that we should be aiming for? Why?

Which number on the grid is the easiest to get? Why?

Which number is the most difficult to get? Why?

Printable NRICH Roadshow resources: Instructions and Game board.

For a more challenging version of this game, you could look at Connect Three.