Nivsta Board Rules

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Line Rules

One player either side of the board. Mark lines 3 steps (shoes) apart. Choose as many lines that suits to make a competitive game. Throw the ball at the board and catch it. If you drop it the person on the other side of the board has a turn. The idea of the game being that you work back to the last line, then back to the first line to win the game. The most important rule being that if you throw the ball at the board and it hits the face/top and flies to the other player and they catch it on the full, the thrower must start at the first line again.

Line Rules 2

One player either side of the Board. One ball each. Play the game as above but when you miss the board from your throw, collect your own ball.

Nivsta Board eight sets of rules layout

Numeracy Rules

(Number Game)

You and your opponent must choose a number of points, e.g. 50 or 100. You then throw the ball from the line that you are most comfortable with, adding your score as you go. The first person to 50 or 100 wins. You may play the game again, but this time counting 50 or 100 down to zero.

Numeracy Rules 2

One player either side of the Board. One tennis ball each. First to make 50 or maybe 100 points. Now from 100 or 50 points subtract to zero, if you miss collect your own ball.

Literacy Rules

(Alphabet/word Game)

To start the game one player throws the ball from the furthermost line and tries to catch it. The other player has a turn from their side of the board, whoever drops the ball first is the loser so the other player starts the game. The alphabet is chalked or painted to the playground floor (both sides of the Nivsta Board)

abc

def

ghi

jkl

mno

pqrs

tuv

wxyz

Either side of the board so two alphabets. When you are ready player one chooses a word that both players know and can spell. Lets say today. Player one then throws from t and tries to catch the ball if he or she does then he or she moves onto o then d then a then y, this makes today and they are the winner. Obviously the fun part of the game is when the player misses the board with his or her throw or drops the catch, the opponent then has a turn and so on. Note both players must use the same word this keeps it fair. The most important rule being that if you throw the ball at the board and it hits the face/top and flies to the other player and they catch it on the full, the thrower must start their word again.

Alphabet/word Rules 2

One player either side of the Board. First to make the word Monday, one tennis ball each, if you miss collect your own ball. The children learn to play and feel under pressure and to play the game which develops and needs honesty.

The Colour Rules

A child takes a colour from a box one of eight colours, then throws the ball from the colour which is painted to the playground floor. If he or she gets the rebound from the throw he or she then puts the colour back into the box and takes another colour. When he or she misses they let their opponent have a turn and the opponent does the same actions. There is no winner to this game it is just a matter of the players becoming familiar with colours and skills.

Colour Rules 2

One player either side of the Board. One ball each. Throw and catch from one colour then the next colour until you have thrown from all colours. You must remember what colours you have thrown and caught from. You win if you are first to all colours, if you miss collect your own ball.

Nivsta Board most Important Rule

The most important rule to the game is when a player throws the ball and it hits their board face/side or the tip of the board then fly’s and is caught by opposing player the thrower then must start their game again at the start.

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