# A Game for Two Players

 A Game for Two Players emphasizes prealgebra vocabulary & mental computation.     This game use words such as multiple, multiply, divisible, divide, prime, composite, add, and subtract to reinforce math vocabulary skills and provide practice with mental computation.     There are multiple copies of some cards.  The game may be won in two moves, but, a player may never get onto the board.     It is best played with a printed deck of cards and a board with player-found tokens.     The digital version is not as much fun, but still worth playing. Of course one can not play with a printed deck of cards if the players are miles apart, but, the digital version and a zoom-connection would work. Only one player needs the board and cards, but, all players must be able to communicate.

To Play

• Shuffle the deck and place the cards in a pile, face down. Place a playing piece just off the board near square 1 for each player, and decide who goes first. Draw a card and move as indicated. The next player draws the next card and moves as directed. The winner is the first person to get to 60, or the person who lands on the highest number after a predetermined time limit is reached.

# Rules to Remember

## First person to land on 60 wins the game.   DON'T go to a square that is already occupied.   DON'T go off the board once you get on the board.   When dividing, throw the remainder away.

 History of This Game     This game was created by Agnes Azzolino and Ronald E. Ruemmler and first published in NCTM Arithmetic Teacher, Vol. 32, No. 2, 10/84.     Before 2005, the game and cards, board, rules were posted on mathnstuff.com.     In 2008, the digital manipulative was posted at mathnstuff.com/papers/games/42.xls.     In 2023, the video was produced.