A maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
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. . . .
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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. . . .
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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?
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
How good are you at estimating angles?
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.
A game in which players take it in turns to turn up two cards. If
they can draw a triangle which satisfies both properties they win
the pair of cards. And a few challenging questions to follow...
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
A game for 2 players
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Match the cards of the same value.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
A new card game for two players.
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 players. Given an arrangement of matchsticks, players
take it is turns to remove a matchstick, along with all of the
matchsticks that touch it.
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
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
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the
patterns of play are similar.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
couldn't be fun?
Start with any number of counters in any number of piles. 2 players
take it in turns to remove any number of counters from a single
pile. The winner is the player to take the last counter.
A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain
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.
Follow-up to the February Game Rules of FEMTO.
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
Investigations based on an Indian game.
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
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.
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
A collection of games on the NIM theme
A game for 2 players. Set out 16 counters in rows of 1,3,5 and 7. Players take turns to remove any number of counters from a row. The player left with the last counter looses.
This is an interactive net of a Rubik's cube. Twists of the 3D cube become mixes of the squares on the 2D net. Have a play and see how many scrambles you can undo!
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Why not challenge a friend to play this transformation game?
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.
Start with any number of counters in any number of piles. 2 players take it in turns to remove any number of counters from a single pile. The loser is the player who takes the last counter.
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.
Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.
First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.
A Sudoku based on clues that give the differences between adjacent cells.