Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the
numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
A new card game for two players.
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.
Follow-up to the February Game Rules of FEMTO.
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.
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.
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 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.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
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 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.
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
A Sudoku with a twist.
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 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.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
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 to make and play based on the number line.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
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.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios or fractions.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the
run-up to Christmas.
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 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
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?