I made this game for a school project a while ago, and thought it would be a great idea to share it with you.
It's a Mathematical twist to the traditional spot it game.
Spot it is a great game with a few ways of playing.
Basically if you find a match on your card to the one in the middle (there is always one and only one match between two cards) you either play to get rid of your cards, and place on the pile, or you try to get the cards on your pile.
Step 1: Rules of the Game
Number Spotter is a simple game that can be played 3 different ways. There are 43 cards in the game. Every card has 8 equations or numbers. Each card always has something that matches another.
1. Game 1 can be played with 2 or 3 players. With 2 and 3 players each player starts with one card. On the table the left over cards should be in a pile left turned up so you could see what is on the top card. When you are ready to start say 1, 2, 3 GO. If you see one of the top cards and it has something that matches on your card call out what it is and put it on your first card. Repeat until there are no more cards. Then count your cards, and the person with the most cards wins!
2. Game 2 can also be played with 2 or 3 players. With 2 players each starts with 21 cards, and with 3 players each starts with 14 cards, for 2 and 3 players one card in the middle. To start the game say 1, 2, 3 GO. Find a match on your top card, and put it on the middle card and call out your match. There are no ties. The game is over when one player finishes his cards first.
3. Game 3 is only for one person. All you need is the hour glass and the number spotter cards. To start the game, flip the hour glass. You choose which game you want to use (1 or 2). The game ends when the hourglass runs out. See how many cards you went through and keep playing to beat your own record.
Step 2: Materials
- a small 4" cardboard box like the one here ArtMinds™ Paper Maché Round Box
- some paper
- ability to print in color
Step 3: Making Cards
I actually have all the cards made, and available for you to print
Just print it double sided in color (on cardstock would work great), and then cut them out
ITS THAT SIMPLE
Step 4: Making Box
all you have to do is print this file and paste it on
- paste big circle on top
- place 2 thicker sides together and on main side
- place 2 thinner sides together on side of cover
You may have to trim the box in height
Step 5: Making the Instructions
the instructions are formatted exactly like spot it, a folding paper with instructions and pictures.
- Just print this file double sided and you will get 2 rows of half instructions,
- just tape it in the middle and you're done