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.
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 collection of games on the NIM theme
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
This second Sudoku article discusses "Corresponding Sudokus" which are pairs of Sudokus with terms that can be matched using a substitution rule.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
Match the cards of the same value.
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the
patterns of play are similar.
A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.
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!
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.
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary
A Sudoku based on clues that give the differences between adjacent cells.
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for the price of one
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.
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.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the
run-up to Christmas.
A game for 2 players
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 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.
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
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
couldn't be fun?
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.
A Sudoku with a twist.
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.
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
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 that tests your understanding of remainders.
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...
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.
Follow-up to the February Game Rules of FEMTO.
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
This article shows how abstract thinking and a little number theory throw light on the scoring in the game Go.
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
A Sudoku with clues as ratios or fractions.
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
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.