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A crowd of dice Activity

by David, 21 February 2017 | 0 comments

Time to test your intuition. What’s better: one expert, or the wisdom of the crowds? Let’s let the dice decide. You will need 10 cubic (six-sided) dice Two whiteboard markers (one black and one red) Pen and paper

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Fold an ancient Chinese dice Activity

by David, 8 June 2016 | 2 comments

The completed dice shape - with hexagon and square faces.

You will need The dice net printed out on paper – click here to download it Scissors Sticky tape What to do Cut out the shape – known as the net – along the outermost lines. Fold and then unfold along each of the lines on the net. They all fold in the same direction,…

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Dodgy dice Activity

by David, 14 September 2015 | 0 comments

You will need Adhesive putty A marble or small stone Glue Scissors Marker Pen and paper A copy of the dice template, printed on thin cardboard. You can download it here. Making the dice There are two cross shapes on the template. Cut out one of these. Fold along the edges of each square on…

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Liar’s Dice Activity

by David, 20 May 2014 | 0 comments

four groups of 5 dice each.

Here’s a fun game that will reward you when you don’t tell the truth. Have a go at liar’s dice!

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Push your luck! Activity

by David, 28 January 2014 | 0 comments

We’ve got a game for you to try. Grab a couple of dice, pens, paper and a friend: let’s go!

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Faking random Activity

by David, 31 December 2013 | 0 comments

A 5 by5 grid, with die results on the rows and columns. Someon has coloured the rows blue and the coulmns red and is rolling a red and a blue die.

Can you spot the difference between something that is truly random, and something faked by a human? Find out the difference in this activity.

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Race in space Activity

by Jasmine, 25 May 2013 | 0 comments

Banner with text: Race in Space, Illustrated by Patrice Marsaudon, for 2-4 players

Here’s a board game from a past Double Helix magazine. Although it was published a few years ago in 2009, I think it’s still beautiful. Plus, it might be a fun way to pass time this weekend. I hope you enjoy it!

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