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Counter Roundup

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level



This is a game for two players.

The Goal:

To round up as many of the counters as possible.

Materials needed:

  • 32 coloured counters
  • A printed copy of the game board

How to play: (2 player)

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

Printable NRICH Roadshow resource.