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Sensing the pips on dominoes

Time: 5 min.
Recommended age: from 8
Size of group: it doesn't matter
Time for preparation: none
Material: Dominoes, small dark bag

Game description

All you need for this game is one small but dark mag and dominoes. The youth leader selects 5 dominoes and puts them into the bag. By feeling the dominoes with the tip of their fingers, the participants have to guess the number of pips on the dominoes. But that's not all. After they have palpated each domino, they must determine the total number. This means up all the pips on all the dominoes. This is a game which you can play by yourself to train your tactile sense. You soon will rock in all things maths. This game is also ideal for adults who have to rely on calculators all the time. Back to the basics as they say.


If you want to increase the difficulty, put more stones in the bag. With 20 or more dominoes, calculating all the pips will be a challenge. On top of that, you have to remember the number of each single domino. Not that easy, because you are not supposed to write your findings down.


The winner is who correctly sums up the number of pips or who comes closest to the correct answer.

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