Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
An odd version of tic tac toe
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?
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
Match the halves.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
A train building game for 2 players.
Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?
An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A game for 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
An interactive game to be played on your own or with friends.
Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to
stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
A game for 2 players. Given a board of dots in a grid pattern, players take turns drawing a line by connecting 2 adjacent dots. Your goal is to complete more squares than your opponent.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
A game for two players on a large squared space.
A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.
Play a dice game of chance
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.
An extension of noughts and crosses in which the grid is enlarged
and the length of the winning line can to altered to 3, 4 or 5.
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be
removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to
remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
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.
This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two numbers from the grid and multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row before your partner?
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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?
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. . . .
A game for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try
to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
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.
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?
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
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.