Thinking Of A Number

This useful little game is perfect for those odd moments when you just need a little something to keep the kids amused! Kids really need to be able to count to 100 or so to play.

Thinking of a Number

Age: 6+

You will need:

A pencil and something to write on.

At least 4 players

Play:

Choose one player to start. They write down a number between 1 and 100, hiding the number from the other players.

They then announce:

"I'm thinking of a number between 1 and 100"

The next player guesses a number, and the first player replies, "higher" or "lower" as appropriate. The next player then guesses a number, and play continues round the table until somebody gets it right.

Example:

Player 1: I'm thinking of a number...

Player 2: Is it 45?

Player 1: No, higher

Player 3: Is it 74?

Player 1: No, higher

Player 4: Is it 94?

Player 1: No, lower

Player 2: Is it 93?

Player 1: No, lower

Player 3: Is it 80?

Player 1: No, higher

Player 4: Is it 83?

Player 1: Lucky guess!

Variations:

You don't have to start with 100 numbers. Younger children may be more comfortable playing with 1-50. Older kids might want to go with 1-500 or even more! Obviously all players must pay attention or they will waste their guesses.

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