Round 1 Life Events
(12-yr olds)

Steps in each round:

Step 2. Get 3 random numbers between 1 and 20. If any number or "life event" is repeated, get additional numbers. Click on the "Spin!" button below or use your own method (click here for alternate suggestions).

Step 3. Read the 3 numbered life events in the table below that correspond to the 3 random numbers. If table below is hard to read (text runs together), click here.

Step 4. See below (after the chart).

page 12-2:
1 . hit by stray bullet in bad neighborhoor, right wrist permanently injured 2
2 . failed, held back in school (M) // lose virginity (F) 3
3 . parent seriously ill / cancer 4
4 . have been getting a lot of F's in school 4
5 . parents divorce // wage earner in family loses job 4 // 5
6 . parents divorce // wage earner in family loses job 4 // 5
7 . caught stealing by store manager 5
8 . tracked into low math/reading group 6
9 . caught smoking behind school 7
10 . make friends with peers with poor grades 8
11 . have gotten into several arguments with teachers 8
12 . have a C average at school 8
13 . grandparent dies 9
14 . move to a new school 10
15 . go to summer camp/church trip during summer vacation 12
16 . take a class trip to Washington, D.C. / makes and impression 13
17 . win school/county wide academic contest (writing, speech, art, math) 15
18 . participate in Sunday school and church youth group 16
19 . really good kid in your neighborhood becomes your best friend 17
20 . grandparent moves near; develop loving, caring, active relationship 19

Step 4. Add the 3 "risk numbers" together (from the column on the right in the table), and consult the following chart:

Points to Cards Conversion:

• 3-9 points......3 orange risk cards
• 10-19 points....2 orange risk cards
• 20-27 points....1 orange risk card
• 28-33 points....0 cards
• 34-41 points....1 green protective card
• 42-52 points....2 green protective cards
• 52-58 points....3 green protective cards

Step 5. The contestant receives the number of cards indicated above. Remember that an orange risk card and a green protective card cancel each other. (Cancelled cards are returned to Vanna.) The cards the contestant now has will be used at the beginning of the next round to determine what page he or she will land on.

After all contestants have finished round 1, move on to
round 2.

Go back to INSTRUCTIONS (Round 1).