Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
This is a game for 2 players. Each player has 4 counters each, and
wins by blocking their opponent's counters. A good follow-on from
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
In this game you throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first? Is this what you would expect?
A number card game for 2-6 players.
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
A game for 2 players. Draw a daisy with at least 5 petals. Shade 1 or 2 petals next to each other. The winner shades the last petal.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
An ordinary set of dominoes can be laid out as a 7 by 4 magic
rectangle in which all the spots in all the columns add to 24,
while those in the rows add to 42. Try it! Now try the magic
A game for 2 players. Take turns to place a counter so that it
occupies one of the lowest possible positions in the grid. The
first player to complete a line of 4 wins.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
A game for 2 players. Using 2 dice, some counters and a games board, can you form a line of counters from one side of the board to the other?
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these
games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and
some are good for your reasoning skills.
A game for 1 person to develop stategy and shape and space awareness. 12 counters are placed on a board. Counters are removed one at a time. The aim is to be left with only 1 counter.
The game uses a 3x3 square board. 2 players take turns to play,
either placing a red on an empty square, or changing a red to
orange, or orange to green. The player who forms 3 of 1 colour in a
line. . . .
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?
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.
Try this version of Snap with a friend - do you know the order of
the days of the week?
In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers
on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the
number line first?
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
How good are you at estimating angles?
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Match the halves.
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
A game for 2 or more people. Starting with 100, subratct a number from 1 to 9 from the total. You score for making an odd number, a number ending in 0 or a multiple of 6.
A game for 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your
skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit
the target score.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
couldn't be fun?
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?