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...
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...