Monday, November 23, 2020
- a pair of dice for each player (or you can use an app to roll dice digitally)
- Access to a video conferencing platform (such as Zoom)
- A shared document with a grid (You can do this on Zoom by pasting a table onto the Zoom Whiteboard)
- The first player rolls a pair of dice and adds (or multiplies, if you want a faster game) the numbers on the dice. The player choose a corner and colors in that number of squares to form a rectangle (In Zoom, you can do this by annotating the shared Whiteboard).
- For example, the first player (blue) rolls 2 and 4. That player colors in 6 squares.
- The other players roll the dice and begin building from the corners.
- For example, the second player (red) rolls 6 and 3. That player colors in 9 squares.
- The third player (green) rolls 4 and 5. That player colors in 9 squares.
- The fourth player (purple) rolls 1 and 1. That player colors in 2 squares.
- The first player rolls the dice again and colors in a second rectangle. The second rectangle must touch something that player previously built.
- For example, blue rolls 2 and 1. Blue colors in 3 squares to form a rectangle that touches at least one blue square from a previous rectangle.
- The game continues with players taking turns rolling the dice and coloring in rectangles. If a player cannot play (the sum of the dice is too big) that player must pass for that turn.
- The game ends when all of the players consecutively pass.
- The player with the most squares wins (hint, it's easier to keep a running total rather than waiting to the end to count squares).
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Friday, November 6, 2020
But, our days of eating dinner outside on summer evenings are over for the season, and these two chairs were showing signs of wear--missing and broken pieces.
So, I hauled them out to the side of the road. Surprisingly, the next day, they were gone. Someone had stopped to pick them up.