What could be cheaper and easier for building great family relationships than a regular time playing games? Whether it’s fortnightly, weekly or more often F95ZONE, sitting around a table and playing games together is a sure fire way to promote healthy and strong bonds between family members. If only games didn’t cost so much!
It’s amazing how many family-friendly games you can play with only a handful of dice. Here is my list of the top five family dice games that won’t cost you a cent! (If you don’t have them already, you can buy packs of five dice for only a few dollars.)
Fifty is an easy game for young children that can also help them learn to count. Players take turns to throw two dice. If you throw a double one, double two, double four or double five, you score five points. Throwing a double six scores twenty five points, but a double three sets your score back to zero. Any other throw does not count. The first player to reach fifty points, or more, wins the game.
Knock Out is another simple game for children. Each player chooses a knock-out number – either 6, 7, 8, or 9. They then take turns to throw two dice and add the numbers. If the total equals their knock-out number, they are out of the game for the rest of the round. Play continues until only one player (the winner) is left. Everyone can then play another round, choosing a different knock-out number if they wish.
Go Figure is a mathematical dice game using three dice. A player chooses a number between one and fifteen for the player on their left to work out out mathematically using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with the three numbers to try to make their chosen number. For example, if they chose the number “8” and their dice throw was 2, 4 and 6, they could have 4 + 6 – 2 = 8. If the throw was 1, 3 and 5 they could have 1 x 3 + 5 = 8. A player who succeeds scores one point. That player then chooses a number (1-15) for the player on their left to ‘go figure’. After a number of rounds the player with the highest score is the winner