Write the numbers 1 through 9 on small slips of paper. Put the slips into a box or hat. (Or you can use dice or a game board spinner with these numbers on it.)

Mark at least 10 other slips of paper with the number 10. And get some “counters,” like beans or buttons.

To start playing:

  1. Take turns drawing a number from the hat (or rolling the dice, or spinning the spinner).

  2. Take as many counters as that number.

  3. When a player gets 10 counters, trade it in for a paper marked with “10” on it.

  4. Play until a player gets five papers with “10” on them.

To make the game more challenging, select “give back” numbers. For example, the numbers 3 and 6—when a player gets one of these numbers, he gives back that number of counters.

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