Playing dice games can be a lot of fun. Gambling
with dice is risky especially if math is a weak subject. When playing
with dice it is important to understand the probability of the outcome.
It is possible that dice can be loaded. That is, one can easily alter a
die so that the probabilities of landing on the six sides are
The art of throwing dice and gambling have a colorful history. For
example, in the eleventh century, King Olaf of Norway wagered the
Island of Hising in a game of chance with the King of Sweden. King Olaf
beat the Swede's pair of sixes by
rolling a thirteen! One die landed six, and the othersplit in half
landing with both a six and a one showing.
Dice games were played by Native Americans such as Ojibwa, Blackfeet,
Pawnee, Sauk & Foxes, Cheyenne, Cree, Crows, Menominee,
Illinois, and Iowa tribes.
PROBABILITY DICE GAME
Learn to understand probability with the Dice Game! You begin with 10
chips and a piece of paper with 11 squares numbered 2 - 12. Place the
chips on the square that you think will be the numbered rolled.
When you have placed all of your chips, roll the dice. If you have a
chip on the numbered square that you roll, that chip will be removed.
Your goal is to have all of your chips removed as quickly as possible.
You want to minimize the number of rolls that this takes you. Think
about how likely it is to roll each number and place your chips
accordingly. Whoever removes their chips in the least amount of rolls
Keep a few printable game activities in the car
that can also be used in a restaurant to occupy the kids.
Draw It! is always a fun party game. It can be
played by many different ages. All you need is a marker and a large
sheet of paper. On the paper, a person will draw a picture. The other
party guests will try to guess what it is. The person who guesses what
it is goes up to draw a picture next.