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Educational Games

The roll and write mechanic (think Yahtzee™) has players roll a group of dice, and then the player or all players will decide how best to use some of all of the dice on their personal board, area, and/or score sheet. While a classic like Yahtzee™ can be criticized for not involving all of the players in all action, more modern roll and writes avoid this by giving all players decisions to make on all roles of the dice. This constant stream of decisions to be made involves critical thinking and in some games even a bit of problem solving. An additional benefit can be that most games using this mechanic play faster than a more traditional board game, and can scale up to larger groups fairly easily making them great for a larger array of classroom settings.