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.
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
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 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
A variant on the game Alquerque
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
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. . . .
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
A number card game for 2-6 players.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
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.
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 money.
Match the halves.
A train building game for 2 players.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
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.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
A game to make and play based on the number line.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
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 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.
Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more likely to win?
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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...
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 two stones.
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?
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
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?
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
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.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
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.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.