A new card game for two players.
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary
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.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the
numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
This second Sudoku article discusses "Corresponding Sudokus" which are pairs of Sudokus with terms that can be matched using a substitution rule.
A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
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 or fractions.
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 Sudoku with a twist.
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
This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for
the price of one
A Sudoku based on clues that give the differences between adjacent cells.
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
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.
A maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.
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.
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.
Can you identify the mathematicians?
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. . . .
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...
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.
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.
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 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.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
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 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.
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.
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
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.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the
run-up to Christmas.
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.
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?
This article shows how abstract thinking and a little number theory throw light on the scoring in the game Go.
We think this 3x3 version of the game is often harder than the 5x5 version. Do you agree? If so, why do you think that might be?
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
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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.