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.
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?
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.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
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.
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.
This second Sudoku article discusses "Corresponding Sudokus" which are pairs of Sudokus with terms that can be matched using a substitution rule.
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary
A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
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?
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 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.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain
A Sudoku based on clues that give the differences between adjacent cells.
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
How good are you at estimating angles?
Investigations based on an Indian game.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you
know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for
the price of one
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...
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
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.
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 to make and play based on the number line.
A game for 2 players
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 Sudoku with a twist.
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
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.
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.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
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.
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
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. . . .
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
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
This article shows how abstract thinking and a little number theory throw light on the scoring in the game Go.
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.