This is a game for two players. It requires a lot of thinking and strategic play.

Each player has 5 counters, bottle tops, buttons or stones that look different from the counters used by the other player.

To win the player must be the first to get his or her 5 counters in a line. Each player tries to stop the other player making a line.

The players take it in turns to place their counters on one of the lattice points on the board. When 10 counters have been placed the players take it in turns to move one counter at a time to an adjacent place along any of the marked lines.

Click here to download the FIVE IN A LINE GAME worksheet.

Click here to download the FIVE IN A LINE Inclusion and Home Learning Guide

Click here for the Notes for Teachers.

Reference:  ‘Board Games Round the World’ by Robbie Bell and Michael Cornelius (CUP 1988)

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One Response to Five in a Line Game

  1. BubblyMaths says:

    Pure games, pure fun and yet they all teach children to reason logically, visualise and think mathematically.

    Great activities for your learners to enjoy AND develop skills that will help them evolve thinking skills.

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