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?
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.
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?
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?
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
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. . . .
Play a dice game of chance
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
An odd version of tic tac toe
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can
you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
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.
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?
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
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.
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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
This is an adding game for two players.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block
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?
A train building game for 2 players.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Match the halves.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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?
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
A game for 2 players. Take turns to place a counter so that it
occupies one of the lowest possible positions in the grid. The
first player to complete a line of 4 wins.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
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 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
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 to make and play based on the number line.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
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
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.