Games

Paper-and-pencil grid games, unusual versions of tic-tac-toe, and new ways to play chess.

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Game: Order and Chaos

Game: Order and Chaos

Imagine Tic-Tac-Toe if both players could play as both Xs and Os!

The Game of 100

The Game of 100

Who can get to 100 first in this simple, but delightful, math game?

Ultimate (or Inception) Tic Tac Toe

Ultimate (or Inception) Tic Tac Toe

So, I heard you like Tic-Tac-Toe. What if each square on a Tic-Tac-Toe board had another Tic-Tac-Toe board inside of it? 🤯

Game: Number Scrabble

Game: Number Scrabble

What if we played Tic-Tac-Toe with numbers and instead of three-in-a-row, we add up to 15? Well… then we'd have Number Scrabble!

Game: Bulls and Cows

Game: Bulls and Cows

How quickly can you break the code with Bulls and Cows?

Fizz Buzz: A Counting and Divisibility Game

Fizz Buzz: A Counting and Divisibility Game

Ready for a tricky counting and divisibility game?

Game: Jotto

Game: Jotto

Who can guess the other person's codeword first? This game practices inducting thinking and encourages the development of a strategy.

Game: Snakes

Game: Snakes

In this grid-based strategy game, who will be the last to add to the snake?

Game: Ghost

Game: Ghost

Ghost is a word-building game for two players. The first person to create an actual word loses.

Game: Dots and Boxes

Game: Dots and Boxes

Learn how to play the abstract, paper-and-pencil game Dots and Boxes.

Game: Sprouts

Game: Sprouts

Learn how to play the abstract, paper-and-pencil game Sprouts.

Game: Wild Tic Tac Toe

Game: Wild Tic Tac Toe

Imagine Tic-Tac-Toe, but both players can both play as both X and O throughout the whole game! First to get three-in-a-row still wins!

Game: Gomoku

Game: Gomoku

Want to take Tic-Tac-Toe to the next level!? Imagine a 15×15 board. You must get five-in-a-row. You cannot get six-in-a-row. That's Gomoku!

Game: Col

Game: Col

Learn how to play the abstract, paper-and-pencil game Col!

Game: Chomp

Game: Chomp

Learn how to play the abstract, paper-and-pencil game Chomp!

How to Play Go (A Chess and Checkers Alternative)

How to Play Go (A Chess and Checkers Alternative)

Ready to learn a 2,500-year-old Chinese board game? Let's… go!

Game: Notakto

Game: Notakto

What if you only played Tic-Tac-Toe with Xs and you could play on multiple boards?

Math Game: Cram

Math Game: Cram

Try this a simple (but surprisingly strategic) grid-filling game!

Racetrack – Race Around A Graph

Racetrack – Race Around A Graph

How fast do you get your mathematical car going without crashing?

Math Game: Heaps

Math Game: Heaps

Try this a simple (but surprisingly strategic) subtraction game!

Microchess (Chess Variant)

Microchess (Chess Variant)

What if we played chess on a board that's only 4×5?

Chess Variant: Monster Chess

Chess Variant: Monster Chess

What if you had really weak chess pieces, but you could always move twice?

Four Player Chess

Four Player Chess

Tired of boring ol' chess? Then you need to try FOUR PLAYER chess!

Anti-Checkers

Anti-Checkers

Sure, anyone can win at checkers… but can you lose!?

Charge of the Light Brigade – Chess Variant

Charge of the Light Brigade – Chess Variant

What if one side played with THREE QUEENS and the other had SEVEN KNIGHTS!? What if?

Horde Chess Variant

Horde Chess Variant

What if one player had, say, 32 pawns?