1. Gather the group in a circle around a table or on the floor of a building.
2. Tell the group that you belong to a club called the ÛÏPolar BearÛ Club, and anyone who figures out the secret code can join too.
3. Then recite this poem:
ÛÏPolar Bears, Polar Bears, gather around the ice hole
In the days of Genghis Kahn.
The game is in the name; the name is in the game
How many Polar Bears do you see?Û
4. Roll the dice, the group must figure how many Polar Bears are before them.
5. The trick is that an ice hole is a dot in the center (the position of the dot on the 1 face) of the die; the Polar Bears are any dots surrounding the center dot. Any die that does not have an ÛÏice holeÛ does not have Polar Bears
6. For instance, if you roll a 3 and a 6, there would be two Polar Bears, because there is one center dot (ÛÏice holeÛ) on a 3 face with two dots (ÛÏPolar BearsÛ) surrounding and no center dots (ÛÏice holeÛ) with therefore no ÛÏPolar Bears on the 6 face.