Follow-up to the February Game Rules of FEMTO.
A new card game for two players.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the
numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
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.
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.
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.
A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you
know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
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 players. Given an arrangement of matchsticks, players
take it is turns to remove a matchstick, along with all of the
matchsticks that touch it.
A Sudoku with a twist.
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 simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain
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.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
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?
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.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
Four numbers on an intersection that need to be placed in the
surrounding cells. That is all you need to know to solve this
Investigations based on an Indian game.
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?
How good are you at estimating angles?
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
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
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...
This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for
the price of one
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
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.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the
run-up to Christmas.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios or fractions.
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
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
This second Sudoku article discusses "Corresponding Sudokus" which are pairs of Sudokus with terms that can be matched using a substitution rule.
Basic strategy games are particularly suitable as starting points
for investigations. Players instinctively try to discover a winning
strategy, and usually the best way to do this is to analyse. . . .
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of
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