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Escape – A game for two player!


A fantastic game to work on add and subtract 1 and 10!

Escape!   (A game for 2 players)

By Karen Go Soco

The aim of this game is to escape the 100 square. It reinforces the place value of 10s and 1s through adding and subtracting 1 or 10.

You will need:

A 100 square

Two small counters

A 6-sided subtraction dice marked with -1, -1, -1, -10, -10, swap

A 6-sided addition dice marked with +1, +1, +1, +10, +10, swap

Instructions –

One player takes the subtraction dice and places their counter on number 45 on the 100 square. The other play takes the addition dice and places their counter on number 56 on the 100 square.

Players take turns to roll the dice and move their counter appropriately on the 100 square.

When a player rolls ‘swap’, they must swap dice with their opponent, immediately rolling again.  Players keep those dice until ‘swap’ is rolled again. If swap is rolled more than once on a players turn, keep swapping and rolling until a calculation is rolled!

The winner is the first person to make a move that takes them off the 100 square. If appropriate, the player may be challenged to say what number they would land on.

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