Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the
run-up to Christmas.
A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.
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
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
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 Sudoku with clues as ratios.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary
This second Sudoku article discusses "Corresponding Sudokus" which are pairs of Sudokus with terms that can be matched using a substitution rule.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
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.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
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.
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.
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.
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
This article for teachers describes several games, found on the
site, all of which have a related structure that can be used to
develop the skills of strategic planning.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the
numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios or fractions.
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.
This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for
the price of one
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and some are good for your reasoning skills.
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be
removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to
remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
This is an adding game for two players.
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
A train building game for 2 players.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
This article invites you to get familiar with a strategic game called "sprouts". The game is simple enough for younger children to understand, and has also provided experienced mathematicians with. . . .
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?