Can You Play Strategically?

This collection of games is intended to encourage you to think strategically. To become expert at each of the games, you'll need to think ahead, and test and modify your tactics as you go along.

The last day for sending in your thoughts and ideas is Thursday 8 July.

Double or Halve? live

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?


Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level
This is an adding game for two players. Can you be the first to reach the target?

Nim-7 live

Age 5 to 14
Challenge Level
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?

Daisy live

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level
In this game for two players, take it in turns to shade one petal, or two petals next to each other. Is it better to go first or second?

Latin Lilies 

Age 7 to 14
Challenge Level
In this game you are challenged to gain more columns of lily pads than your opponent.


Age 7 to 18
Challenge Level
Have a go at this version of John Conway's game. Do you have any good strategies for winning?