Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
A maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.
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. . . .
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
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the
patterns of play are similar.
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!
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
Match the cards of the same value.
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.
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.
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
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.
A game for 2 players
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 game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you
know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for
the price of one
A Sudoku with a twist.
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the
run-up to Christmas.
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.
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.
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
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 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 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 game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
This article shows how abstract thinking and a little number theory throw light on the scoring in the game Go.
This second Sudoku article discusses "Corresponding Sudokus" which are pairs of Sudokus with terms that can be matched using a substitution rule.
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.
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
A collection of games on the NIM theme