NARRATOR: Hello Snoot. Hello Fin.

Hello cousin Plimble.

PLIMBLE: Plimble!

NARRATOR: What's that game you're playing?

ALL: (ALIEN LANGUAGE)

NARRATOR: Meeb chess...

Interesting.

And what exactly is a meeb?

SNOOT: Meeb!

NARRATOR: I see...

How many meebs have you got?

That’s 1... 2... 3... 4... 5... for Snoot, 6 for Fin and 6 for Plimble.

PLIMBLE: Plimble!

NARRATOR: How many is that altogether?

SNOOT: Erm... Hmm...

NARRATOR: Well, if there are 3 players, and 6 meebs for each player, it’ll be 3 times 6, which equals 18.

FIN: (ALIEN LANGUAGE)

NARRATOR: OK Fin, don’t get excited!

How would you work it out?

There’s 6 meebs per player, and 3 players, so you prefer to multiply 6 times 3, which also equals... 18.

BOTH: Aha!

The fact is, it doesn’t matter which way round you do it when you multiply.

You can do 3 times 6 or 6 times 3, it still makes 18 every time.

So, who’s going first in this exciting game?

PLIMBLE: (SNORING)

NARRATOR: Ah...

Can you play with just two?