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Free Tetrominoes: the classic arcade game
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A tetromino is a geometric shape composed of four connected squares. In this classic test of the old grey matter you must manipulate the falling shapes to build a solid wall. Simply the best free tetrominoes game on the web; mobile friendly, no adverts and optimised for touch screens and keyboards.

Galactic intruders
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They look pathetic but actually they're quite deadly and they want to conquer the Earth. You are our only hope. This game requires a keyboard: use left and right arrow keys to move and press the space bar to fire.

Asteroids
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Spread peace and harmony across the galaxy by blasting everything in sight (including the occasional alien). Use the arrow keys to control your space craft and press the space bar to fire.

Snake
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Use the arrow keys to guide the ever-lengthening snake around the garden in search of flowers. Despite the inane scenario this game is surprisingly addictive.

Gravity game
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If you want your pupils to develop an intuitive feel for gravity and orbiting bodies then try this fantastic game from MiniClips. This is one homework assignment they'll be happy to complete.

Wheels of salvation
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If you've got work to do then don't even think about playing this game. It's far too addictive.

PacMan
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Play a full-screen version of this classic arcade game (Adobe Flash). Use the arrow keys to guide PacMan around the maze and away from the ghosts.

Simon
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A digital version of the classic memory game.

Fakezee
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Just like Yahtzee, to do well at this classic dice game you need to have a grasp of the probabilities of different dice combinations and bank them to your scorecard when they arise.

Chess
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This wonderful chess game (created by James Burton) is ideal for beginners.

Fighter pilot challenge
Fighter pilot challenge

The object of the game is to move the red block around without getting hit by the blue blocks or touching the black walls. It's been said that the US Air Force uses tests like this to rate their fighter pilots. If you can survive longer than 22 seconds you are phenomenal.

Periodic table game
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The classic game but with a twist: now you have to guide falling elements into the correct place in the periodic table. Play this as often as you can and you'll soon know which group and period the different elements belong in.

Stopping distances
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Are your reactions fast enough to stop in time when granny jumps into the road? Find out how thinking and stopping distances are affected when you drive at different speeds. Change the car mass, brakes and tyres and discover what difference that makes. You can even decide to be sleepy or drunk!

The ultimate reaction test
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An addictive reaction test with loads of uses for practical work. Find out your reaction speed and whether it changes when you're tired, hungry or buzzing on coffee.

Chicken coop game: estimating fractions
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You will be shown a fraction and your job is to estimate the decimal equivalent by placing a nest on a number line. Our hens are mathematical experts and they will fire their eggs towards the correct answer. If your estimate is good the eggs will be caught in the nest but if you're too far out it all gets very messy.

The displacement-time graph game
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Believe it or not, we've managed to turn learning about displacement-time graphs into a game (and a great game it is too!). This software is also a great teaching aid when describing the relationship between real-world motion and its graphical representation.

Countdown
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A classroom version of this classic game. What's the longest word you can make?

Moonlander: algebra game
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Use your knowledge of algebra and inter-planetary flight to gently land your spaceship on the moon pads in the correct order.

Blob chorus: ear training
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Train your musical ear! This delightful activity will test your ability to pick out a note from a sequence. If you're finding it too easy increase the size of the choir.