The Highest Number Challenge

The Highest Number Challenge

A few years ago, I provided training for teachers in how to teach maths in a more engaging way. My answer? Games. Always games. When you’re engaged in a game, you are playing. It’s fun. You relax. You focus on the end goal – winning the game. The...
Squares in Line

Squares in Line

Squares in Line is a 2-player pencil and paper game, a little bit like the classic game Boxes. To play, you’ll need some squared paper. Download and print some here, or draw your own. Start with a square of 7×7 or 8×8 boxes. On your turn, choose a box...
You can play… Word Mastermind

You can play… Word Mastermind

Mastermind is a classic two-player game that has a special place in the memory (and cupboard) of many people. The satisfyingly tactile coloured pegs that you can pop out from the back of the board, the triangular screen that you kept knocking over by accident…...
Countdown!

Countdown!

With lockdown in full swing, many of us have been watching more daytime TV than is usual (and possibly healthy). But, at least some programmes provide an intellectual challenge!  Not least, the British institution that is… Countdown.  A simple idea. Three games...