Start with the easiest version on a 25 square board each player having 12 men (coloured counters). Then graduate to boards with 49 or 81 squares and 24 or 40 men each. Either 25 or 49 squares can be used on the board shown. Aim to set traps to capture your opponent’s pieces and to […]
Put 11 cards numbered 2 to 12 into a bag. Each player then draws a card giving them a horse. If there are fewer than 11 players, they can draw more than one horse. To assign the last few horses, players throw a die and, if they throw a six, they draw another […]
There are 36 cards with a picture on one side and a description on the back. Shuffle the cards. The first player takes the top card and, taking care to avoid showing either side of the card to the other players, describes the image giving clear instructions for the other players to […]
To play FDP Pelmathism (for Fractions, Decimals and Percentages), shuffle the cards and place them face down on a table, either in rows and columns or just spread out. Players take turns to turn over 2 cards. Whenever the cards match, the player keeps the pair and gets another chance to turn […]
How to win: The winner is the player who blocks in their opponent’s L shape so the opponent cannot move.
Rules: From this starting position, the first […]
The game is played with a set of cards numbered 1 to 9 and a 3-by-3 gameboard. Take turns either to put one of the 9 cards into an empty square, or to move to an adjacent empty square one of the cards that has already been placed. The winner is the […]
How many lines are there in your diagrams? How many lines are there in the original diagram? Can you find a way of working out […]
SQUARES – GAME FOR TWO
PEOPLE MATHS – GAME FOR TWO TEAMS
Which coloured bits would you use to show that two eighths equals one quarter?
Which coloured bits would you use to show that two sixteenths equals one […]
Rules: REGULAR POLYPATH GAME Players in turn roll the die and move their counter that number of spaces. When they land on a shape, they must imagine that a regular […]