A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
A game for 2 or more people. Starting with 100, subratct a number from 1 to 9 from the total. You score for making an odd number, a number ending in 0 or a multiple of 6.
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary
A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.
This second Sudoku article discusses "Corresponding Sudokus" which are pairs of Sudokus with terms that can be matched using a substitution rule.
This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two numbers from the grid and multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row before your partner?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
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 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try
to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for
the price of one
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.
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.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A game for 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
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 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.
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
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the
numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
An ordinary set of dominoes can be laid out as a 7 by 4 magic
rectangle in which all the spots in all the columns add to 24,
while those in the rows add to 42. Try it! Now try the magic
A game in which players take it in turns to try to draw
quadrilaterals (or triangles) with particular properties. Is it
possible to fill the game grid?
In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers
on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the
number line first?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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. . . .
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. Given an arrangement of matchsticks, players
take it is turns to remove a matchstick, along with all of the
matchsticks that touch it.
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
A game for 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your
skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit
the target score.
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the
run-up to Christmas.
A train building game for 2 players.
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?
A Sudoku with a twist.
How good are you at estimating angles?