Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Left Center Right

 This is one of our favorite games to play in class. If you haven't played this yet, the object of the game is to be the last player with a token.  We start by all sitting around a large table. Each player starts with 3 tokens (sometimes we use candy).  When it is your turn you will roll the 3 dice. (If you have 3 tokens you roll 3 dice, 2 tokens 2 dice, 1 token 1 dice, zero tokens you pass until you are passed tokens again).

For each dice you roll you will have 4 options:
L - pass a token to the person on your left
R - pass a token to the person on your right
C - token goes into a bowl in the center of the table.  This token is now "dead"
"DOT" - This mean you do nothing with this dice (no passing)

I used to have to write a big L and R on the table in front of about half my kids with a dry erase marker.  After a few months they all have mastered their left from their rights! It really gets crazy when it gets down to the last few tokens on the table!

I have even played this game at BBQ's with young and old alike using cash.  That gets really competitive!


  1. This game sounds like fun. My students struggle with left and right also. Going to have to try this one. Thank you!

  2. I just found your blog from pinterest and love this game idea! How do you win or lose? When there are no more tokens left?

  3. Hi Liz, yes whoever has the last token is the winner!!