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 shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
A number card game for 2-6 players.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
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
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 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.
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
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.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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 fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
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 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 game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
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 two players. You'll need some counters.
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
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 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
This is an adding game for two players.
A game for two players on a large squared space.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
This article supplies teachers with information that may be useful in better understanding the nature of games and their role in teaching and learning mathematics.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of
A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.
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.
A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red
counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the
other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.
A game to make and play based on the number 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.
A train building game for 2 players.
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
Basic strategy games are particularly suitable as starting points
for investigations. Players instinctively try to discover a winning
strategy, and usually the best way to do this is to analyse. . . .
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.