Cross Over: A game for practicing addition and subtraction

Welcome back, everyone!

I’d like to share a classic game from BEAM – a website that has, unfortunately, ceased to exist in a format that is easy to navigate.

Screen Shot 2016-01-10 at 6.39.18 PMLike the best of the BEAM games, Cross Over is a strategic one. Players start on opposite sides of the hexagonal game board and roll a regular 6-sided die, then choose whether to add the number shown or to subtract it.

They move their counter onto a space with the corresponding sum or difference, but only if that space touches the one on which they find themselves.

The goal of the game is to land on the opposing player’s start space.

It’s actually easier done than said… Really!

Students working on mastering addition and subtraction will enjoy playing Cross Over, and the combination of strategy and luck will ensure that everyone finds the game accessible and fun.




2 responses

  1. thanks for the great game!! happy new year!

  2. I wonder if it is possible to create a board where all internal cells have neighbours for all 6 options? For example, the 7 just above the center of the board doesn’t have a 3 move.

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