Dump-A-Dice Race

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SQUARE
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PRIME
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This is a game for one, two, three or four players. The objective is to reach the ‘Finish’ at the one hundred position on the game board. After repeated playing, the game will help players remember prime and square numbers. If a player lands on a prime number they will be moved backwards ten places but if they land on a square number they will automatically advance eleven places.

Success in many board games depends on the luck of the dice and no skill is required. This game however is different. Because each player must choose a dice to dump it means that each turn they have up to three different moves they can make (there are three different pairs of dice which could produce three different sums). This is where the skill is involved. By planning ahead the player can choose the option that will avoid the prime number or ‘Go Back’ places and aim for the square numbers or ‘Free Turn’ places.

Click the options button to change the number of players, enter the names of those players and decide whether or not the prime and square numbers are coloured differently on the game board.

A Transum virtual trophy is available for completing the game.

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