There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
couldn't be fun?
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
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 or more people, based on the traditional card game
Rummy. Players aim to make two `tricks', where each trick has to
consist of a picture of a shape, a name that describes that shape,
and. . . .
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.
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 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 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. . . .
Follow-up to the February Game Rules of FEMTO.
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 that uses transformations as supporting clues.
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.
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.
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 new card game for two players.
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.
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.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the
numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
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.
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary
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 clues as ratios.
A Sudoku with a twist.
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
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.
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
How good are you at estimating angles?
A Sudoku with clues as ratios or fractions.
Investigations based on an Indian game.
A Sudoku based on clues that give the differences between adjacent cells.
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 two people, who take turns to move the counters. The player to remove the last counter from the board wins.
A collection of games on the NIM theme
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 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
Why not challenge a friend to play this transformation game?
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.
This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for the price of one
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?