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Square It

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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.

Sliding Puzzle

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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 moves.

Ratio Sudoku 1

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

A Sudoku with clues as ratios.

Cubic Net

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

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!

Tower Rescue

Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his friend trapped in the tower.

Corresponding Sudokus

Stage: 3, 4 and 5

This second Sudoku article discusses "Corresponding Sudokus" which are pairs of Sudokus with terms that can be matched using a substitution rule.

Ratio Sudoku 3

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A Sudoku with clues as ratios or fractions.

Wallpaper Sudoku

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

Jam

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the patterns of play are similar.

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Follow-up to the February Game Rules of FEMTO.

Fraction and Percentage Card Game

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Match the cards of the same value.

Sufficient but Not Necessary: Two Eyes and Seki in Go

Stage: 4 and 5

The game of go has a simple mechanism. This discussion of the principle of two eyes in go has shown that the game does not depend on equally clear-cut concepts.

Behind the Rules of Go

Stage: 4 and 5

This article explains the use of the idea of connectedness in networks, in two different ways, to bring into focus the basics of the game of Go, namely capture and territory.

Diagonal Sums Sudoku

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.

FEMTO

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A new card game for two players.

Games Related to Nim

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4

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.

Ratio Sudoku 2

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

A Sudoku with clues as ratios.

Intersection Sudoku 1

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

A Sudoku with a twist.

Twin Corresponding Sudoku III

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.

Twin Corresponding Sudokus II

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Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.

Pole Star Sudoku

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

A Sudoku based on clues that give the differences between adjacent cells.

Intersection Sums Sudoku

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.

Twin Corresponding Sudoku

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This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for the price of one

Square it for Two

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Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?

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Four numbers on an intersection that need to be placed in the surrounding cells. That is all you need to know to solve this sudoku.

Seasonal Twin Sudokus

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?

Intersection Sudoku 2

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

A Sudoku with a twist.

Nim-interactive

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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.

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.

Winning Lines

Stage: 2, 3 and 4

An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.

Ratio Pairs 3

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.

Turnablock

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A simple game for 2 players invented by John Conway. It is played on a 3x3 square board with 9 counters that are black on one side and white on the other.

18 Hole Light Golf

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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 off again?

Got a Strategy for Last Biscuit?

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?

History Mystery

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Can you identify the mathematicians?

Going First

Stage: 4 and 5

This article shows how abstract thinking and a little number theory throw light on the scoring in the game Go.

Jam

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

A game for 2 players

Sprouts

Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.

Game of PIG - Sixes

Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?

One, Three, Five, Seven

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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.

Dominoes

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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.

Product Sudoku 2

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?

Low Go

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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.

Slippery Snail

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

A game for two people, who take turns to move the counters. The player to remove the last counter from the board wins.

Domino Magic Rectangle

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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 square...

Pentanim

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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.

Wari

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

This is a simple version of an ancient game played all over the world. It is also called Mancala. What tactics will increase your chances of winning?

The Unmultiply Game

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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.

Conway's Chequerboard Army

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?

Diagonal Dodge

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

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.