Five Dice Pig

Five Dice Pig

Pig is a ‘push your luck’ game for two or more people, usually played with a single die. In the standard version, on her turn, a player throws the dice as many times as she wishes. She totals the score on the die each time she throws. If she throws a 1, she busts, her...
Ultimate Noughts and Crosses

Ultimate Noughts and Crosses

Noughts and crosses is boring. But there is a way to pimp up the game to make it much more interesting. Introducing…Ultimate Noughts and Crosses. Draw a big 3 x 3 grid, and within each square of the grid, draw another 3 x 3 grid. You now have 9 noughts and...
Salvo: A variant of Battleships

Salvo: A variant of Battleships

This post is about Battleships and Salvo, a variant of Battleships. The MB game Battleships can be found in many households. The two hinged plastic boards and the fleet of grey plastic ships are iconic. But the game has much earlier origins. It dates from the First...