Dice Games

Dice Games

Create confident, curious kids by having math moments at the kitchen table, at birthday parties, or before bedtime. Games re-frame math as fun and relevant and build the foundation for a positive relationship with math. Here are a few of our favorites – all you need are playing dice!

Shut the Box

Roll the dice, cross out numbers, and Shut the Box. As simple as that! Or is it? Play to find out and share your favorite strategy.

Goal: Player with the lowest score at the end of the game wins

Skill: Addition, Number Sense

Number of Players: 2 or more

The Path Game

This dice game is a great one that kids and adults can complete together. Which number can never be rolled? (Bonus tip: add in 1 or 2 more dice to increase the difficulty!)

Goal: Be the first to complete your path

Skill: Addition, Number Sense

Number of Players: 2 or more

Horse Race

Get your family together for a Horse Race – a quick dice game where you sum up and gallop ahead! Bonus points if you mimic the clippity-clop of hooves as you gallop to the finish.

Goal: Be the first player to reach the finish line

Skill: Addition

Number of Players: 2 or more

Tenzi

This frenetic game comes with many different variations to play once you master classic Tenzi. A perfect party activity for a group!

Goal: Roll fast and be the first player to get all 10 of your dice to show the same number

Skill: Problem Solving, Probability

Number of Players: 2-4

PIG

This is a great strategy game for kids and adults to play together - culminating in round after round of kitchen table math fun!

Goal: Be the first player to score at least 100 points

Skill: Addition, Problem Solving

Number of Players: 2-4

Over the Hill

This collaborative game allows players to work together to use addition, subtraction, and multiplication! Perfect for players of varying ages!

Goal: Be the first to cross out all your numbers to get over the hill

Skill: Addition, Subtraction, Sequencing, Multiplication

Number of Players: 2 or more

Farkle

This is oldie but a goodie because it's epic fun! Farkle is a great game for kids AND adults and is the perfect reason to have a game night.

Goal: To obtain a total greater than your opponents

Skill: Adding multiple digit numbers

Number of Players: 8

Connect 3

Brush up on addition skills with this quick paced Bingo-style game! First player to Connect 3 numbers in a row is a winner.

Goal: Be the first player to cover up three sums in a row

Skill: Addition, Number Sense

Number of Players: 2

10 Pin Limbo

Roll your dice, add up the numbers, and cross out the sum. Go top down or bottom up, but you're done when you cannot cross out anymore. That's how you do the 10 Pin Limbo!

Goal: Keep your score low by crossing out as many numbers as you can

Skill: Addition, Number Sense

Number of Players: 2 teams of 4 players each

Single Out

Take your time to work through each round in Single Out. Players will need to think ahead so when the rows and columns are totaled, their sum wins the round.

Goal: Achieve the highest score

Skill: Addition, Number Sense

Number of Players: Perfect for large groups!

Stop or Go Subtraction

When players race towards zero, subtraction couldn't be more exciting! See for yourself with Stop or Go Subtraction.

Goal: Be the first player to reach zero from a designated number

Skill: Subtraction, Number Sense

Number of Players: 2 or more