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Probability Games

Fruit-Topia
Fruit-Topia is a game that allows you to eat and play.  You roll two die and add the numbers together to find how many spaces you will move.  If you land on the "Tuitty Fruity" space, you draw a card that will benefit you.  If you land on a "cavity" space, you will draw a card that will hurt your chances of winning.  If you roll doubles, you start back at the beginning.  The first person to finish wins.

The experiment in this game is rolling two die.  One possible outcome is rolling a 10, and the probability of getting a 10 is 3/36, or 1/12.  




 Flash
Flash is a game that involves multiplying, dividing, adding, and subtracting positive and negative numbers. The board consists of four colors, each color representing an operation.  For example, when you are on the yellow portion of the board, you will be drawing yellow cards, which involve adding integers.  If you get the problem on the card wrong, you move backwards the number of spaces that you rolled on the die.  The goal is to make it back to the starting spot.  

The experiment in this game is rolling one die.  One possible outcome is rolling a 4, and the probability of that happening is 1/6.





 Ice Race
The goal of Ice Race is to get six fish to feed to the baby penguin.  To get a fish, you have to land on a fish space on the playing board and answer a question correctly.  Once you get six fish, you have to make it back to your starting spot to get to the baby penguin.  

The experiment in this game is rolling a die.  One possible outcome is rolling a 6, and the probability of that occurring is 1/6.  







 Community
Community is a game whose goal is to get the refrigerator.  Each player starts with the foundation of a house.  The players roll two die and add the numbers together.  Each number represents which part of the house the player will get to construct.  For example, the numbers 4-7 will get the player a wall.  The players must get four walls, followed by a roof, a front door, running water, windows and/or a welcome mat, and finally, a fridge.  The first person to get the fridge wins! If double 1's are rolled before your entire house is built, your house "burns down."  

The experiment in this game is rolling two die.  One possible outcome is rolling a 10, and the probability of rolling a 10 is 3/36, or 1/12.





 Cake
Cake is a very mathematical game.  Three die are rolled.  The numbers can be added, subtracted, multiplied, or divided. All three die must be used.  The player needs to hit the checkpoints of 25, 50, and 75 on their way to 100.  The goal is to be the first player to reach one hundred.  

The experiment in this game is rolling three die.  One possible outcome is rolling a 1, 2, and 3.  The probability of that happening is 1/216.  





 Battle Pups
Battle Pups is a game that involves battling opponents to get them kicked off the board.  Players move their game pieces around the board.  If two players land on the same square, they roll die to "battle."  The player that rolls the highest sum of die wins the battle, and the other players "pups" are kicked off the game board.  If a player passes start, they earn an extra "pup."  They also get to roll an extra die in the event of a battle.  The player that kicks all of the other opponents off the board wins the game.  

The experiment in this game is rolling one die.  One possible outcome is rolling a five.  The probability of rolling a five is 1/6.






 Add 'Em Up
Add 'Em Up is a game in which the goal is to hit exactly 21.  Players roll two die and add the numbers together.  If players go over 21, they use the amount they went over 21 as a start to a new game.  For example, if player has 18, and they roll 7, they start over at 4.  The first player to hit exactly 21 wins!  

The experiment in this game is rolling two die.  One possible outcome is rolling a 2.  The probability of rolling a 2 is 1/36.