Mock Drafts

Mock Drafts

My younger son, Bertie, is a regular listener to Spitballers Comedy Podcast. Every episode, the presenters do a ‘mock draft’ inspired by American Football mock drafts, where participants recruit different players to their fantasy team. On the podcast, mock drafts...
How to play Racing Demon

How to play Racing Demon

Racing Demon has it’s root in patience; but it’s not a game you can play on your own and patience is not a skill you’ll need to play. It’s best played with loads of other people – as many as you can cram around a table. And it’s...
Sprouts

Sprouts

When you find yourself with a few minutes to spare, a child or friend to play with and no game on hand. Try Sprouts. All you need is a pen and paper. Sprouts is a two-player game that was created in the 1960s by two Cambridge mathematicians, John Horton Conway and...
Number Police

Number Police

I used to provide active maths workshops for primary school teachers. The workshops were really a series of games with a clear mathematical element.  Everyone’s favourite was a game I invented called Number Police. It is easy to differentiate and extend, full of...
Grandma’s Game

Grandma’s Game

Different every time and super easy to set up; Grandma’s Game is sure to be a firm favourite with children and parents (or grandparents) alike. To set the game up, pick up an object in your home that has a definite place, for example, a toothbrush, then move it and...