My mother was kind enough to test the game with me. Notice we each got our ten dominoes, the starting domino is in the middle, we have the two dice, and the flash card draw pile. We are ready to play.

I rolled a 4 and a 5, and drew the 2 from the flashcards. The sum is 11. The starting domino had a side of 5 and a side of 13. Obviously only the 5 side could be played this time. I played a 6 domino from my pile. Five plus 6 is equal to 11. My turn is now done and my mom could take her turn.

If a player cannot lay a domino because he/she cannot find the proper sum using their pile then their turn is done and the second player can try to use the first players sum to play a domino, then take his/her own turn, potentially getting rid of 2 dominoes in one turn.

The game ends when one player gets rid of all his/her ten dominoes.

During the game both players should be doing every sum, checking the other players math, even when it is not their turn. If the player not laying dominoes thinks that the active player did the math wrong, he/she can make a challenge to the teacher and explain why he/she thinks the other player was incorrect. If the challenge is upheld by the teacher, the incorrect player but take back his incorrect domino, and draw another domino from the unused pile, and his/her turn is over.

If a child draws a wild card they can choose the value of that card (as long as it does not exceed the largest number in your flashcard deck) to add to the dice in order to play a domino.

There are multiple ways that children can play their dominoes. You can play them short end to long end such as this...

....going in either direction such as this...

...but they cannot have two dominoes lengthwise right next to eachother such as this...

...or this.

You can also play short end to short end...

If there is a double domino (both sides have the same number of dots) you can play it like this...

...and play off it either this way...

...or this way...

As I said earlier, the game ends when one player has zero dominoes left in his/her pile. It might look something like this...

In case you are wondering, even though I invented this game, I did lose the inaugural battle to my mother.

I think this game would be a great teaching tool, because it forces children to do math, but they might not even realize that they are practicing their addition while playing. I plan on using it in my classroom, and I hope some of you will as well.

I think this game would be a great teaching tool, because it forces children to do math, but they might not even realize that they are practicing their addition while playing. I plan on using it in my classroom, and I hope some of you will as well.

Were my instructions clear and understandable? Especially the parts about legal placement of dominoes? Is there any area i should be clearer in? Will anyone use this in their own classroom someday?