I hope you’ve had a chance to read about my very favorite therapy tool, The Notorious D.I.E.! Now it’s time to start targeting all those amazing skills dice have to offer–fine motor strength and coordination skills, visual discrimination, form constancy, problem solving, matching, math skills, and more! Check out all these tried and true dice games that are good for a range of ages as well as individuals to large groups. You won’t have trouble finding one that suits your needs.
Just one requirement…leave those cups out of it! Encourage everyone to use their hands to pick up and shake the dice in those cupped hands!
Games for all ages
TENZI – A fast, fun, and engaging dice game that encourages fast reactions and is super easy to learn, plus 9 different ways to play; 2+ players, almost all ages
LCR (Left, Center, Right) – A fun, fast-paced dice game that you won’t be able to put down, targeting visual discrimination and directionality; 3+ players, all ages
Games for children 4+ years old
Dicecapades Pizza Party – A fast and frantic dice game for two, roll your dice to match the toppings on your slice; 2 players, ages 6+
Sequence DICE – A fun twist on the classic game of Sequence, roll the dice and place a chip on a corresponding number on the board, the first player with 5 in a row wins but be careful for an opponent to remove one of your chips; 2-4 players, ages 7+
FLASH! – This dice game exercises visual perception, fine motor skills, and basic math skills–weighing probabilities and quick decisions will roll you to victory; 2-6 players, ages 7+
Nada! – Match! Snatch! And Win!; 2-4 players, ages 7+ (I’ve played with 5 years old and they do fine)
Games for children 8+ years old
Farkle – It’s the classic dice-rolling, risk-taking game!; 2+ players, ages 8+
Shut the Box – Choose from 3 different fun-filled games using different number combinations and scoring methods—teaches math and quick thinking; 2+ players, ages 8+
BUNCO – Awesome Party Game! 12 players, ages 8+
Yahtzee – The classic shake, score, and shout game!; 2+ players, ages 8+
Quixx – Dice game that reinforces probability, math and strategic thinking; 2-5 players, ages 8+
Qwingo – Rank and roll dice game of luck and quick decisions; 2-5 players, ages 8+
Zoinx – “Press your luck” dice game; 2-4 players, ages 8+
Games for 12+ years old
Dicecapades – A great family dice game with physical challenges, artistic creation, and trivia questions; 2-6 players, ages 12+
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