Not a lot of equipment is needed, just:
12 coloured counters, one red counter and a playing board.
The rules of the game are straightforward:
This is a game for two people, but could be played by three.
Place a red counter on the middle dot and the 12 black counters on all the other dots.
The player going first takes away any number of counters – but they must all be from a straight line.
Then the second player has his/her turn.
The player who takes the red counter loses.
On the next page you will find a board which can be printed out onto card. It is a good idea to cut out and either laminate or ‘sticky back’ this board.
1.The player taking the last counter (red) is the winner.
It might appear at first that it is luck as to who wins, but with after playing a few times you might be able to work out a few strategies which will ensure you win most of the time.
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