FizzBuzz

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Description

Counting circular game with an eliminator

Resources

None

Instructions

Players take turns to count incrementally, replacing any number divisible by three with the word "fizz", and any number divisible by five with the word "buzz".

Players generally sit in a circle. The player designated to go first says the number "1", and each player thenceforth counts one number in turn. However, any number divisible by three is replaced by the word fizz and any divisible by five by the word buzz. Numbers divisible by both become fizz buzz. A player who hesitates or makes a mistake is eliminated from the game.

1, 2, Fizz, 4, Buzz, Fizz, 7, 8, Fizz, Buzz, 11, Fizz, 13, 14, Fizz Buzz, 16, 17, Fizz, 19, Buzz, Fizz, 22, 23, Fizz, Buzz, 26, Fizz, 28, 29, Fizz Buzz, 31, 32, Fizz, 34, Buzz, Fizz,

Variations:
Using different numbers that have a bigger spread and so less opportunity to get it wrong, for example, four and seven:
1, 2, 3, Fizz, 5, 6, Buzz, Fizz, 9, 10, 11, Fizz, 13, Buzz, 15, Fizz, 17, 18, 19, Fizz, Buzz, 22, 23, Fizz, 25, 26, 27, FizzBuzz, 29, 30, 31, Fizz, 33, 34, Buzz, Fizz

For younger children use make it just containing the number, three and five as an example:
1, 2, Fizz, 4, Buzz, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 1Fizz, 14, 1Buzz, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2Fizz, 24, 2Buzz, 26, 27, 28, 29, Fizz0, Fizz1, Fizz2, FizzFizz, Fizz4, FizzBuzz, Fizz6, Fizz7, Fizz8, Fizz9

Tags

  • circular game
  • Counting
  • Division

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