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
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 variant on the game Alquerque
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 fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the variations too?
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?
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.
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 a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
Match the halves.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
A game to make and play based on the number line.
A train building game for 2 players.
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.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
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. . . .
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
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 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 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.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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.
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.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
A game for two players on a large squared space.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
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. . . .
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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.
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?