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The Greatest of Them All

In this game, everyone has fun trying to make the greatest 7-digit number possible.

What You Need:

  • Deck of cards
  • Number of players: 4 (maximum)

What You and Your Child Will Do:

  1. Remove the four 10s and all the picture cards from the deck. Stack the remaining cards in the center of the table.
  2. Explain that each player will pick cards and use them to form a number in the millions. Start the game by having each player pick one card and place it face up.
  3. Now have the players take turns picking seven more cards until everyone has a total of eight.
  4. Give everyone enough time to arrange (and rearrange) seven of the eight cards to make the greatest number possible in the millions. (Players each decide which of their cards to return to the stack—probably the card with the least value.)
    7 cards with question marks
  5. The player with the greatest number is. . . “The greatest of them all!”