Nope, not the “deadly sin” greed. The dice game Greed! Julie on the Living Math email list (which is an awesome resource for teaching math) forwarded this link to Greed and the boys and I have been having fun playing.

In a nutshell, you have 10 dice. You roll the dice and see what you score. You then have the option to roll again and try to score additional points…the risk however is that if you do not score, then you loose all your points for that turn. So you need to decide if you are going to keep the points you gained on that round or risk them all.

The boys have decided that it is basically “Deal or No Deal” with dice. Funny how much they got a kick out of that aspect of it.

Just thought that I would pass on a fun way to get familiar with how probability works. And just an all around fun game too. Oh and I have to gloat as well that I won the game today! So there!

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I am a homeschooling mom to two sweet, energetic boys although I am probably not exactly what you would expect (definitely NOT your stereotypical homeschooler, if there is really such a thing). I support progressive political causes (yes, liberals can and do homeschool!) and I have found a spiritual home in the Unitarian Universalist Church. I have no real idea of how I want to use this blog, but will probably focus on homeschooling, things that I am learning from my boys, personal thoughts and opinions and maybe some liberal politics thrown in, who knows!
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4 Responses to Greed

  1. kim says:

    that’s cool. Sounds similar to Yatzhee, which we love to play. Thanks for the list info. I could use a little break from staright up math and in to fun math games.

  2. Stephanie,

    Thanks for this! We played the other night and had a ball.

  3. Cami says:

    Hi! I just found your blog and wanted to say how much I love it! This sounds like a fun game my kids would enjoy. I think we could use it for a “restaurant” game as well. I also appreciate your visual-spatial information. I think my daughter may be a VS learner.

  4. Welcome Cami! Glad that you found me and are enjoying my blog.

    I have not had as much time as I would like to blog lately, but hopefully that will change soon!