Coin Capture is a fun game that can be played on a rainy day with easy to find household materials. It also gives the players a chance to do some simple math and can be played over and over again. It’s fun for adults and kids to play together.
Object of the game
Players try to push their coins into their Score Zone. Players earn points based on the value of the coins from their team that land in their Score Zone. The player with the most points wins!
A white board
2 different color erasable markers
8 coins (2 quarters, 2 dimes, 2 nickels and 2 pennies)
Use a ruler to find the middle of the white board. Draw a two lines, one of each color, down the middle of the board.
Use the ruler again to divide the two halves of the board into equal sized zones. Mark off the Score Zone and Push Zone for each color.
Each player gets four coins, 1 quarter, 1 dime, 1 nickel and 1 penny.
Flip a coin to decide your color and Score Zone.
Start in your Push Zone and try to push your coins into your Score Zone.
Don’t take coins off the board until the game is over! They will get bumped and pushed around into different zones.
Coins on the middle line don’t count for points but can be pushed into a Score Zone.
If your coin stops in the other player’s Push Zone, they get to capture it, flip it to their team, and use it.
A penny is 1 point, a nickel is 5 points, a dime is 10 points and a quarter is 25 points!
Winning the Game
When all of the coins have been pushed add up the amount of your coins (heads or tails) in your Score Zone and see who wins.