After 17 years, the number of active users of has dwindled as the site was no longer at the leading edge of online educational games and getting promoted in educational text books, as it was when it was launched in 2005.

Unfortunately, at present, I do not have the time available to redevelop the site, so I have decided that it is time to retire it gracefully for the foreseeable future. If you have any queries about the site, please contact me directly at

Making the decision to close the site is a sad, but inevitable, choice, but I hope that it will be possible to redevelop it at some point. In the meantime, I thank the many thousands of users over the past 17 years, and hope that it has enlived educational activities in the classroom and workplace.

Richard Shakeshaft, Lichfield
27 December, 2022