Directions for Playing the Game
1. Print off game boards onto cardstock and laminate for durability or place into sheet protectors for longer lasting.
2. A six sided dice is needed and also colored counter for each player up to 4. The dice can either be one with numbers 1-6 or dots 1-6.
3. First, players roll the dice to see who goes first. Once that is determined, the players take turns rolling the dice. The player then chooses the column that matches the number that they rolled. For example, the player rolls a 4. They then choose a number in the column under the 4 and subtract 5 from it. They say the number out loud. If the player is correct, they place a counter on the square. In this case, the player would say, there is a 14 in the 4 column. They subtract 5 from it and say 9. If player is incorrect, the next player takes a turn. The goal of the game is to get four squares in a row either up, down, or diagonally.
4. There are several different boards. Up to four players can play on one board. Each board is meant for up to four players. The numbers on each board are in a different order.
5. This game is good for math centers as it does not require much instruction from the teacher or adult in charge.
6. The first player to get four in a row is declared the winner.