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?
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
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?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
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 number card game for 2-6 players.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
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
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
A game to make and play based on the number line.
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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
Match the halves.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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 puzzle with tantrix tiles.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
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 game for two players on a large squared space.
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 game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
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 square...
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation