All you need for this game is a pack of cards. While you play the
game, think about strategies that will increase your chances of
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
This is a game for two players. You will need some small-square
grid paper, a die and two felt-tip pens or highlighters. Players
take turns to roll the die, then move that number of squares in. . . .
A maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.
Unmultiply is a game of quick estimation. You need to find two numbers that multiply together to something close to the given target - fast! 10 levels with a high scores table.
A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain
In this game you throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first? Is this what you would expect?
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Can you identify the mathematicians?
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the
run-up to Christmas.
This second Sudoku article discusses "Corresponding Sudokus" which are pairs of Sudokus with terms that can be matched using a substitution rule.
Gillian Hatch analyses what goes on when mathematical games are
used as a pedagogic device.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios or fractions.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the
numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
Basic strategy games are particularly suitable as starting points
for investigations. Players instinctively try to discover a winning
strategy, and usually the best way to do this is to analyse. . . .
A Sudoku with a twist.
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding
their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more
likely to win?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you
know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
Match the cards of the same value.
Four numbers on an intersection that need to be placed in the
surrounding cells. That is all you need to know to solve this
A game for 2 players with similaritlies 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 Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
A game for 2 people. Take turns to move the counters 1, 2 or 3
spaces. The player to remove the last counter off the board wins.
A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.
This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for
the price of one
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
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
A game for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try
to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
A train building game for 2 players.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
A game for 2 or more people, based on the traditional card game
Rummy. Players aim to make two `tricks', where each trick has to
consist of a picture of a shape, a name that describes that shape,
and. . . .
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?