Play to Win

Play to Win

In this feature, we have chosen some games from the Play to Win pathway on wild.maths.org

Can you find a winning strategy for each game?  Do you notice anything that is the same about these games?

Here's how you can send your solutions to the Wild Maths games.


Seven Counters 

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level
Can you be the player to take the last counter?

Last Bead 

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level
Take turns to remove a bead from the string. Can you find a way to play so that you will always win?

Driplets 

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level
This game follows on from Last Bead. Can you find a way to take the last drip or drips?

Got It 

Age 5 to 14
Challenge Level
Will you be the first to reach 23? Can you find a winning strategy?

Droplets 

Age 5 to 14
Challenge Level
Try this slightly more challenging version of Driplets and see if you can find a winning strategy.

Escape the Vortex 

Age 5 to 14
Challenge Level
Can you always reach the exit first and escape the vortex?