An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
The computer starts with all the lights off, but then clicks 3, 4 or 5 times at random, leaving some lights on. Can you switch them off again?
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.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of moves.
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remove them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.
A variant on the game Alquerque
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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.
A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
A game for 2 players with similarities to NIM. Place one counter on each spot on the games board. Players take it is turns to remove 1 or 2 adjacent counters. The winner picks up the last counter.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
A game for two people, who take turns to move the counters. The player to remove the last counter from the board wins.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
An extension of noughts and crosses in which the grid is enlarged and the length of the winning line can to altered to 3, 4 or 5.
A game for 1 person to develop stategy and shape and space awareness. 12 counters are placed on a board. Counters are removed one at a time. The aim is to be left with only 1 counter.