All you need for this game is a pack of cards. While you play the
game, think about strategies that will increase your chances of
This is a game for two players. You will need some small-square
grid paper, a die and two felt-tip pens or highlighters. Players
take turns to roll the die, then move that number of squares in a
straight line. Move only vertically (up/down) or horizontally
(across), never diagonally. You can cross over the other player's
trails. You can trace over the top of the other player's trails.
You can cross over a single trail of your own, but can never cross
a pair of your trails (side-by-side) or trace over your own trail.
To win, you must roll the exact number needed to finish in the
target square. You can never pass through the target square. The
game ends when a player ends his/her trail in the target square, OR
when a player cannot move without breaking any of the rules.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
Ed from St Peter's College noticed a
Most of the counters landed on the same card but there was one
counter which landed on a different card. We repeated this game
three times and in total four counters landed on differnt cards. In
one instance the counters all finished on the same card. This
happens because every card has a different number, so they all land
on the same numbered cards, so that again would change their path
to the same card. From this we have gathered that counters do land
on the same card most times. :D
Tom from Wilson School developed a