The Game of Poison Materials: Small objects, 13 per pair of students Play: Poison is a game for 2 people. For a first game, use 13 objects. Players take turns removing one object or 2 objects. Play until all objects have been taken. The LAST object to be removed is considered to be the poison. Whoever gets stuck taking it loses. Suggestions: Give these directions. “You need to play five games with each member of your group, discuss what you noticed about the game. Your group task is to try and find a winning strategy for avoiding the poison. Write down statements that describe your thinking. If your group thinks you have a winning strategy, raise your hands so you can try to poison me.” Tips: The game of poison has a winning strategy. This means the game will never end in a draw, as in tic-tac-toe. Someone will always win, and figuring out how to play requires logical thinking.