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Unchecker the board Activity

by David, 22 October 2020 | 0 comments

Someone is sliding a black counter on a grid

Here’s a quick sliding puzzle to get your brain pumping. See if you can separate the light and dark counters in as few moves as possible!

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The isolation game Activity

by David, 2 April 2020 | 9 comments

Image of a chess board with some blue and some white tokens.

Written by Mike McRae Stuck inside with nothing to do? Grab a chess board and see if you can control an outbreak in this isolation game!

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Queen’s Guard Game

by David, 7 March 2019 | 1 comments

Hexagonal board game with chess pieces on it.

Here’s a simple game that can be very tricky to play well. Give it a go, then find out why it’s such a challenge.

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Play Scopa Game

by David, 17 May 2018 | 3 comments

Some playing cards

Here’s a traditional card game that’s bound to get your brain pumping. Being able to add up will help, but there’s plenty more to puzzle over!

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Len Choa Game

by David, 3 November 2017 | 0 comments

A board with some counters on it.

Len Choa is a two player game from Thailand. It’s an asymmetric game, which means the two players have different rules to follow. In this game, one player controls a pack of six leopards, and their opponent controls one scary lion!

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Five-cent star Activity

by David, 1 August 2017 | 0 comments

Lots of coins on a star.

Here’s a tricky puzzle for you! An eight pointed star, and seven coins. Can you put all the coins onto the star?

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Pencil cricket Activity

by David, 16 June 2017 | 0 comments

Stuck in a boring class? Can’t wait for cricket season to start up again? Have a go at pencil cricket, and fix both your problems at the same time!

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Big square, tiny envelope Activity

by David, 20 March 2017 | 0 comments

A square poking out from insidea rectangle.

Here’s a quick puzzle for you – this square is too wide for its envelope. Can you find a way to make it fit?

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Pyramid solitaire Game

by David, 16 January 2017 | 0 comments

MAny playing cards arranged in a triangle.

Many people know how to play solitaire or patience, but there are actually lots of different one-player card games. This version of patience has a bit of addition, and also some tricky strategic thinking.

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Sharing some cakes Activity

by David, 15 December 2016 | 1 comments

three cakes, ready for sharing

Picture this: you’ve just bought a nice little cake, just for you. Then your friends show up, wanting a piece. Lucky for you, mathematicians have developed some pretty cool ways of sharing.

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