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Rack-O

Primary Category: Cognitive Development

Subcategories: Sequencing, Problem Solving/Strategy, Academics, Concentration

Description of how the game can be used to fit the categories: The game Rack-O is a fun and challenging game that develops a variety of skills for players. Sequencing is involved in this game because the players must get the cards that they acquire in numerical order from lowest to highest to win the game. This requires the players to recognize the numbers and place them in numerical order. Problem solving and strategy are incorporated into this game because players must strategize what numbers they want to place where so they are able to win the game by having the cards in a sequential order. Academics are incorporated into this activity because to keep score, the players must add up the numbers on their rack to see how many points they have. Concentration is required for this game because the players always must be thinking about their card placement and seeing which cards need to be placed where so that they are in numerical order.