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# Counter Games for Two

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Age 7 to 11

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The game uses a 3x3 square board. 2 players take turns to play, either placing a red on an empty square, or changing a red to orange, or orange to green. The player who forms 3 of 1 colour in a line wins.

Age 5 to 18

This game is known as Pong hau k'i in China and Ou-moul-ko-no in Korea. Find a friend to play or try the interactive version online.

Age 7 to 11

Challenge Level

This is a game for 2 players. Each player has 4 counters each, and wins by blocking their opponent's counters. A good follow-on from two stones.

Age 7 to 16

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A game for 2 players. Take turns to place a counter so that it occupies one of the lowest possible positions in the grid. The first player to complete a line of 4 wins.

Age 7 to 11

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A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.

Age 5 to 11

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This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.

Age 5 to 18

A game for two players based on a game from the Somali people of Africa. The first player to pick all the other's 'pumpkins' is the winner.

Age 5 to 11

Challenge Level

A game for 2 players. Using 2 dice, some counters and a games board, can you form a line of counters from one side of the board to the other?

Age 5 to 18

This game for two, was played in ancient Egypt as far back as 1400 BC. The game was taken by the Moors to Spain, where it is mentioned in 13th century manuscripts, and the Spanish name Alquerque derives from the Arabic El- quirkat. Watch out for being 'huffed'.

Age 7 to 11

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Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?

Age 7 to 14

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A game for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.