Probability Games

Two of my favorite probability games to play with my students are PIG and SKUNK. Yes, they are both animal names, but I’m not sure how they really relate to probability.

The rules are pretty simple for each of them and all you need are some dice and paper. The rules and board game sheets can be downloaded from this website:

http://www.mathwire.com/games/datagames.html

When, I play PIG, I have my students play with a partner. All you need is one die per partner. For their turn, they can roll as many times as they want. However, if they get a 1, they loose all of their points. They can choose to stop rolling whenever they want. The first person that gets to a hundred points wins!

SKUNK is a little different, where each letter represents a round. I have each partner get a game board or they can just write it down in their notebook. For this game, they use 2 dice. If they roll a 1 on either one of the dice, they loose all the points in the round. If they roll double 1s, they loose all the points from the previous rounds as well. At the end of round 5, each partner tallies up all the points that they earned to see who won.

 

 

 

Have fun playing and may the odds be ever in your favor! 🙂

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