# BIG Dice Game

I finally found a huge pair of dice at Dollar Tree that we can use to play so many of our games. There’s just something about the big dice that makes it so much more fun.

What We Played:
Each player rolls a die. Whoever rolls a bigger number wins (or gets a point). We’d each say the number we rolled and I’d ask “Whose is bigger?”. Then we’d high five and do it again.

Variations:
Roll 2 dice and add them together.
Roll 2 dice and find the difference to try to get the lowest number.
2 dice games

A Dice Game for Older Children:

Plus and Minus
Each player has four rolls of the dice. On the first roll a player sets aside two of the dice, totals them and notes his score on the score sheet. ON the second roll the remaining three dice are rolled and one is set aside and the value is subtracted from the player’s total on the score sheet. On the third roll the two remaining dice are rolled and one is set aside and it’s value added to the player’s total on the score sehet. On the final roll the last reminaing dice is rolled and the value is subtracted from the player’s total on the score sheet. The final resulting number is the player’s score for that round.
Five rounds are played as before and the winner is the player with the highest total of points overa all of the rounds.
example
roll 1) 6,5,2,2,1  Set aside: +6, 5  Total 11
roll 2) 5, 4, 3, 3, Set aside -3    Total 8
roll 3) 4, 2, Set aside, +4   Total 12
roll 4) 5 Set aside – 5 Total 7 = Score 7

Check out this Spin to Win post that has games to play with a spinner that could also be played with dice.

Joyful Learner

Tuesday 11th of January 2011

Michelle Willow

Tuesday 11th of January 2011

Hey Nicole! :)

Just stopping by to let you know that each Friday we'll hold weekly linky under the name "HIGH PAW - show us your best!" and anything toddlers related is welcome! :)