Odd beans is a simple game of chance appropriate for even the youngest players. It is a game of guessing...or is it a test of your psychic abilities?
Players simply need to know the difference between odd and even numbers to play.
What You'll Need
Playing the Game
The first player then asks the second player "Odds or evens?".
The second player then tries to guess if the first player is holding an odd or even number of beans. If they guess correctly they are given the beans the first player is holding. If their guess is incorrect they must forfeit the amount of beans the first player was holding to the first player.
It is now the second players turn. They pull a number of beans from their bag and take notice of whether they are holding an odd or even number and then hides them from the view of the other players. The second player then turns to the third player and asks them "Odd or even?".
It is now the third players turn to guess if the second player is holding an odd or even number of beans.
Play continues in this fashion until a player is out of beans. As soon as a player is out of beans they are out of the game.
Winning the Game
Try to sweeten the deal by changing the dried beams to jelly beans. Amazingly children are more than happy to play when the end result could be a bag full of candy.
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