by Jonathan Leistiko
Be the last player in the game. You’ll accomplish this through a combination of good sense for odds, luck, and risk-taking.
On your turn:
If you’re still in the game, the previous player is out of the game. You may pass the die to the next player or you may take another turn (call over/under, roll the die, and call our your number), comparing your roll to the next player on your right who’s still in the game. If you win, you may pass or try again. If you lose, you’re out.
If there’s only one person in the game, that person wins. Woot!
On February 27th, Marcelo Figueroa asked his Facebook friends to make a game for him to share with a class of third-graders (ages 8-9) that uses just a d20 and with rules that would fit on 1/2 of a sheet of paper. An hour later, I’d thought of two games. Below/Above is one of those games.