Race to Midnight – An elapsed game!
Go back to when the dinosaurs roamed the Earth, or the first Groundhog Day. Your students will have a great time traveling back in time in their time machine.
- Students tell and write time to the nearest 5 minutes.
- Students add and subtract time intervals (elapsed time). (Each time is given in 5-minute intervals up to 1 hour.)
The goal of the game is to be the first player to reach midnight.
On each turn, players move around the game board and either add or subtract an interval of time. Players add time when they land on a space that instructs them to do an activity. (Example: Listen to music: 35 minutes).
Players subtract time (go back in time) when they land on a time machine. The time machine card tells the players how long they travel in the time machine and their destination. The number of minutes they travel is subtracted from their current time on their clock. The longer a player is in the time machine, the further they go back in time.
Included in the product: All materials come in color and black/white. Minimal preparation is needed.
- Game board
- Game sheet
- Example of the game
- Play clock
- 18 time machine cards
Go to my store, MathCritters, and check out my other time travel game, It’s About Time. Throughout the game, players will add and subtract 2-digit and 3-digit numbers with regrouping and tell time to the nearest minute. It’s About Time is a different game than Race to Midnight, but the time machine cards are the same.
I hope you have fun traveling back in time!