A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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 odd version of tic tac toe
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Match the halves.
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?
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 train building game for 2 players.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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.
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
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. . . .
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
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.
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.
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.
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
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.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
A game for two players on a large squared space.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
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.
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
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.
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.
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Play a dice game of chance
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?
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
How good are you at estimating angles?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
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?
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.
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last 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. . . .