DOMINATING DOUBLES

Players

  • 2  players

Materials

Objective

  • To be the first player to get four in a row (horizontal, vertical or diagonal).

How to Play

  • Players take turn rolling the die and placing the transparent chip on the strategy they would like to use.
  • The player applies the strategy to the number they rolled and covers the corresponding square on the gameboard.
  • Players alternate turns until someone has four in a row on the gameboard.

Playing Example:

Example 1:

  • Player one rolls a 6
  • Player one decides to use the doubles -1 strategy to change the 6 to an 11 (6 + 6 – 1) or (6 x 2 -1) and marks off an 11 on the gameboard by placing one of their coloured chips on the corresponding square.

Example 2:

  • Player two rolls an 8
  • Player one decides to use the doubles +1 to change the 8 to a 17 (8 + 8 +1) or (8 x 2 +1) and marks off a 17 on the gameboard by placing one of their coloured chips on the corresponding square.

Variations:

Dominating Doubles with 6-sided die (1-6): Gameboard

Dominating Doubles with 20-sided die (1-20): Gameboard

Source: Graham Fletcher