Double or Nothing

Double or Nothing
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The Double or Nothing Game

Double or Nothing is an extremely fun and competitive small group dice game to keep people active and energized.

Divide your group into smaller groups of 3 to 5 people, and ask them to sit in a circle. Avoid groups of 6 or more people, because you want to keep most people active as often as possible.

Distribute a sheet of paper or one index card to each person, and one pen and one pair of dice for each group. Suggest that every one sits in a circle, placing the paper in front of each person and the pen and dice in the middle.

Announce that the winner of this game will be the first person to write all of the numbers from 1 to 100 on their index card.

To start, one person shall throw the dice.
If the dice show two different numbers, the dice are passed to the next person on the left.

However, whenever a person throws a ‘double’ (ie the same number appears on both dice,) their first important task is to call out loud “DOUBLE.” They will then be entitled to grab the pen – no matter where it is – and immediately start writing the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4,… etc on their index card.

The person with the pen may keep writing until someone new, in turn, throws a ‘double’ which entitles this latter person to grab the pen from the former and start writing numbers on their paper.

See also  The Person’s Candle

Note, that when a person grabs the pen (after throwing a double again,) they may resume writing from the last number they wrote on their card. That is, if the last number they wrote was 15 before the pen was wrenched from their hand, they shall resume from 16 when it is their turn to write again (they do not start back at 1.)

Game continues until the first person writes the number 100.

Moment of Reflection
  • What did you notice during the progress of the game?
  • What did you make these events or behaviours mean? Why?
  • Why do you think some forms of competition are so infectious, or repulsive?
  • Where else in your life do you get sucked into something? What is the impact?

The topics of this publication: interactionsmotivationdisinhibitiondistensionenergize, focus, reflection

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