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Friday, March 14, 2014

Pig - The Home Version

As promised, I am posting one version of the popular probability game called Pig. We play a whole-group version of this during math class, but it is easily done at home, with just two or more people. You also need paper, a pencil, and a die - that's it!

Goal: Be the first player to reach 100 points.

Gameplay:

On a turn, a player rolls the die repeatedly until either:

* A 1 is rolled
* The player chooses to hold (stop rolling)

If a 1 is rolled, that player's turn ends and no points are earned.
If the player chooses to hold, all of the points rolled during that turn are added to his or her score.

Examples:

Andrew rolls a 3 and decides to continue. He then chooses to roll seven more times (6, 6, 6, 4, 5, 6, 1). Because he rolled a 1, Mark's turn ends and he earns 0 points for that round.

Clara rolls a 6 and decides to continue. She then chooses to roll four more times (3,4,2, 6) and decides to hold. Clara earns 21 points for this turn.

Game End:

When a player reaches a total of 100 or more points, the game ends and that player is the winner.

Have fun playing Pig!

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