Chess Instructions

Chess originated in India over 1000 years ago and is now played all over the world. It is regarded as one of the best strategy games for two players. Each Player has 16 pieces which move and capture in different ways and have differing levels of importance. Pawns ————–x 8 Knights ————-x 2 Bishops ————-x 2 Castles (Rooks) ——–x 2 Queen ————–x 1 King —————x 1 The board is placed between the players so that each has a white corner […]

Chess, Draughts & Backgammon Instructions

Chess originated in India over 1000 years ago and is now played all over the world. It is regarded as one of the best strategy games for two players. Each Player has 16 pieces which move and capture in different ways and have differing levels of importance. Pawns ————–x 8 Knights ————-x 2 Bishops ————-x 2 Castles(Rooks) ——–x 2 Queen ————–x 1 King —————x 1 The board is placed between the players so that each has a white corner square […]

Checkers / Draughts (Chequers) Instructions

The Object of the Game: To win the game by capturing all of your opponents pieces (checkers) or, to confine your opponents pieces so that a move can not be made. To Begin: Each player has 12 pieces of the same colour.  The board is positioned so that a black square is at the bottom left of each player. The checkers are placed on the black squares in the three rows nearest each player.  The player with the black checkers […]

Dartboard Instructions

How to play ’01 Games: ’01 games (e.g. 301, 501, 701, 901, & 1001) are the classic English pub games. At the start of the game, points are given to each player, depending upon the game selected. Play begins when the first dart hits any segment. All subsequent scores are subtracted until you get to “exactly zero” A player “busts” and loses a turn, if their score passes “0”. ’01 Game options for the ’01 games are: Double-in: Players must […]

Diabolo Instructions

Starting up These instructions are for right-handed people. For left handers, just reverse left and right. To start the diabolo roll it along the floor on the string from right to left. After it has rolled approximately half a metre pick it up off the ground. It should be slowly spinning, and probably unsteady. Now keep pulling your right hand upwards then slowly lowering it; this action will cause the diabolo to go faster in an anti-clockwise direction. The faster […]

Dominoes Instructions

It is thought that domino games originated in China and came to Europe as early as the fourteenth century. There are many different games to be played with dominoes and you will now find them in most countries in the world. Here are the instructions for a few of the most popular games. Most games use the standard 28 piece set which goes up from double blank to double 6. Double 9 and even double 12 sets are available. These […]

Dots & Boxes (Pad & Pencil) Instructions

Players take turns, adding a single horizontal or vertical line between two unjoined adjacent dots.  A player who completes the fourth side of a 1 x 1 box earns one point and takes another turn. (The points are typically recorded by placing in the box an identifying mark of the player, such as an initial).  The games end when no more lines can be placed. The winner of the game is the player with the most points.

Exploding Dice Instructions

Instantly change a big dice into 8 tiny dice, simply by a shake of the box. SECRET: The big dice is hollow inside, with one side open. Put the 8 tiny dice into th big hollow dice and then carefully put the big dice into the box, making sure the open face is pointing downwards. Close the box Close the box with the cover. Show the big dice to the audience and ask one of them how many dice are […]

Fighter Planes Instructions

See the picture below for visual. Push parts 1, 2 and 3 of the plane out of the mold so you have the individual parts. Along the side of Part 1 push out the slot and push through part 2 the wings. Do the same for Part 3 the tail. To add the propeller gather the nose attachment, propeller and the bolt. Attach the nose to the plane, pushing the bolt through the hole in the propeller into the hole […]

Family Bingo Instructions

Rules: Place the numbered pieces in a box. Distribute the playing cards with numbered squares to the players. The caller begins to take out the numbered pieces from the box and calls out the number shown, he should then place the number onto the checking chart. If this number appears on your card, cover it over with one of the small squares provided . The first player to cover all the numbers on their card is the winner.

Great Games in Little Boxes – Words Instructions

The game is played by any number of players over a number of rounds and each round needs to be timed. One minute per round is usually adequate, but this can be varied if required. Players take it in turns to throw the eight letter dice. When the dice have stopped rolling, the round begins. The object is to make as many words as possible (of 3 letters or more) from the letters thrown. Letters can only be used once […]

Great Games in Little Boxes – Shut the Box Intructions

Players aim to cross out as many of the numbers as possible, in accordance with the throws of the dice. The total of the numbers crossed out having to exactly = the total of the two dice thrown. High numbers should be crossed out first, since it is the player with the lowest score that wins. Each player in turn throws the two dice. He then adds the spot values of the two dice and decides which box numbers to […]

Great Games in Little Boxes – Beetle Instructions

Each player, by throwing the dice, tries to complete drawing his beetle. Each player must begin by throwing a 1: this enables him to draw the body, and a 2 must be thrown to link the head to the body, before the eyes or feelers can be added. The rolls are: 1 = the body, of which there is just one 2 = the head, of which there is just one 3 = a leg, of which there are six […]

Great Games in Little Boxes – Matching Flags Instructions

Put all of the cards face down on a table so that nobody can see the flags and then move them around a bit, to make sure that the position of any particular flag is unknown to all players. Now each player takes it in turns to try and find a pair of flags that match. Turn over one card at a time, ensuring that all players get the chance to see what card has been turned over. If the […]

Hopscotch Instructions

Draw the hopscotch court as above on the ground with your chalk, each square should be about the size of a newspaper. The first player tosses the marker into the first square; it must land within the confines of the square without bouncing out or touching a line. The player then hops through the course, making sure to skip the square with the marker in it. Players hop in single squares with one foot (either foot is fine), and use […]

I-Spy Secret Message Kit Instructions

Send and recieve messages that only you and the recipient can read. How to write a message in code: Write a message that you would like to send Using the special code wheel, choose a ‘code’ letter (any letteer except ‘A’) to be the code match for this message Find the code letter on the outside circle and line it up with the letter ‘A’ on the inside circle You now have a wheel that shows the code match letters […]