There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
couldn't be fun?
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?
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.
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.
A new card game for two players.
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.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the
numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary
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.
Four numbers on an intersection that need to be placed in the
surrounding cells. That is all you need to know to solve this
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
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you
know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
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 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 pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
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 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?
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Follow-up to the February Game Rules of FEMTO.
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.
How good are you at estimating angles?
A Sudoku based on clues that give the differences between adjacent cells.
A collection of games on the NIM theme
Investigations based on an Indian game.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 Sudoku with clues as ratios or fractions.
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?