The Gold Rush Dice Game ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Created by: the Halls of History Images taken from http://samhoustonmemorialmuseum.com/fun-stuff/gold/ and philosoraptus.deviantart.com Gold Rush Dice Game - Who Will Strike It Rich?! ! Roll # Your Roll Found Gold!!!! Roll # 1 26 2 27 3 28 4 29 5 30 6 31 7 32 8 33 9 34 10 35 11 36 12 37 13 38 14 39 15 40 16 41 17 42 18 43 19 44 20 45 21 46 22 47 23 48 24 49 25 50 Your Roll Found Gold!!!! Roll # Your Roll Found Gold!!!! Roll # 51 76 52 77 53 78 54 79 55 80 56 81 57 82 58 83 59 84 60 85 61 86 62 87 63 88 64 89 65 90 66 91 67 92 68 93 69 94 70 95 71 96 72 97 73 98 74 99 75 100 Your Roll Total Gold Found: Found Gold!!!! pieces!!!! Rules of the Gold Rush Dice Game:! Things needed to play game:! 1. A pair of dice per group! 2. One handout of chart per group! 3. Open space to roll dice! 4. A prize for the winning team (optional)! ! Rules:! 1. Divide your class into pairs (or groups of 3 at most).! 2. Handout a “Rules Reminder Sheet” to each group.! 3. Groups roll their dice and mark each total number roll on their chart handout. Each group will roll a total of 100 times.! 4. At the end of the 100 rolls, add up the total number of gold pieces found. ! 5. The group with the most gold pieces wins!! 6. Each roll represents a weeks worth of searching for gold. 100 rolls = just under 2 years searching.! ! Dice Rolling Rules:! 1. You must roll two sixes (boxcars) to find gold. ! 2. If you roll two sixes then someone in the group rolls 1 die. That number is the number of pieces of gold found that turn.! 3. If you roll two ones (snake-eyes), then some of your gold was stolen by robbers. Someone in the group then rolls both dice. That number is the number of pieces stolen. If you roll another snake-eyes If you roll another snake-eyes during this extra roll, then you lose all of your gold!! Label the number with a negative in front of it (-5, for example) on the chart.! 4. Every other roll of the dice that is not a 2 or 12 means that you did not find gold that week. ! ! Educational Connections and Questions:! 1. Shows the difficulty of finding gold and keeping it during the Gold Rush.! 2. Students feel the “rush” of finding gold, especially if they roll a high number after hitting boxcars (2 sixes)!! 3. Discussions of robbers and crooks during the Gold Rush will surely come about after they lose all of their gold!! 4. How long did people keep trying to find gold? Was it longer than 2 years?! 5. If gold was so difficult to find, why did so many people move out West?! ! Gold Rush Dice Game Rules - Group Reminder Sheet! ! Dice Rolling Rules:! 1. You must roll two sixes (boxcars) to find gold. ! 2. If you roll two sixes then someone in the group rolls one die. That number is the number of pieces of gold found that turn.! 3. If you roll two ones (snake-eyes), then some of your gold was stolen by robbers. Someone in the group then rolls both dice. That number is the number of pieces stolen. If you roll another snake-eyes during this extra roll, then you lose all of your gold!! Label the number with a negative in front of it (-5, for example) on the chart.! 4. Every other roll of the dice that is not a 2 or 12 means that you did not find gold that week.! = Gold Stolen!! Roll both to see how much. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! = Nothing!! = Nothing!! = Nothing!! = Nada!! = Nada!! = Nada!! = Nothing!! = Nothing!! = Nothing!! = Gold Found!! Roll one to see how much. ! Alternative Rules:! ! The “Doubles” Game! 1. Each time a group rolls doubles, something happens!! ! A. Two 1’s or 2 6’s = same as the original game! ! B. Two 2’s = Wagon wheel falls off, pay 1 gold piece! ! C. Two 3’s = Rent is due, pay 2 gold pieces! ! D. Two 4’s = Play poker and win 5 gold pieces!!! ! E. Two 5’s = Save drowning man, he gives you 2 gold pieces!! ! The “Mother of All Math” Game! 1. For every even number you roll you find that much gold.! 2. For every odd number you roll you lose that much gold.! 3. Your math better be good!! ! The “True Experience” Game = Gold Stolen!! Roll both to see how much. = Hire another worker, lose 1 gold!! = Find gold ring, gain 3 gold. = Robbers! Lose 5 gold = Nada!! = Nada!! = Nada!! = Robbers! Lose 5 gold = Hit a vein, gain 7 gold. = Tunnel collapse, lose 3 gold!! = Gold Found!! Roll one to see how much.