Everest is similar to Centennial, but with some variations. It is a simple race game using three dice, some counters and a board.

Age: All ages

No. of players: 2-8

Equipment: 3 dice; One pen/pencil and board per player (see below for instructions)

Time: 10 minutes+

Aim: To be the first player to score all the numbers from 1 to 12 and back to 1.

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The board consists of 24 squares in two lines, labeled 1, 2, 3, ..., 10, 11, 12 in one row and 12, 11, 10, ... 3, 2, 1 in the other row. It can simply be drawn on a piece of paper or made of cardboard and decorated nicely with clear plastic to seal the board so a felt tip pen can write on it (and be erased at the end of the game ready for the next time you play), depending on how much work you want to do!

Everest board

1. Each player rolls the dice to determine who starts the game (highest score goes first).

2. The first player throws all three dice together. The aim is to cross out all 24 squares on your board in any order. For example, if Player One throws a '1', '2' and '5', they could choose to cross off any one of the following numbers in either line:

    3 (since 1+2=3)
    6 (since 1+5=6)
    7 (since 2+5=7)
    8 (since 1+2+5=8

Note: You cannot cross off more than one number in any turn.

3. Player Two (to the first player's left) then completes their turn and so on. If there are no numbers left on your board to cross off with the numbers on the dice, you forfeit that turn.

4. The first player to cross off all 24 numbers on their board wins the game.

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