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Odd Tic Tac

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An odd version of tic tac toe

Part the Piles

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Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?

Alquerque II

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A variant on the game Alquerque

Fractions and Coins Game

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Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.

Horizontal Vertical

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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?

Building Stars

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An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

Train

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A train building game for 2 players.

Train for Two

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Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?

Fraction Card Game 1

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Match the halves.

Scissors, Paper, Rock

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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?

Coordinate Cunning

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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.

100 Percent

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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. . . .

Chocolate Bars

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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.

Incey Wincey Spider for Two

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Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?

Noughts and Crosses

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A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!

Ratio Pairs 2

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A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.

Board Block Challenge

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Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?

Stop the Clock for Two

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Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?

Makeover

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Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves

Making Maths: Happy Families

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Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.

Stop the Clock

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This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?

Board Block for Two

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Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?

Board Block

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Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?

Calculator Bingo

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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.

Dragons and Swans

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A game for two players. You'll need some counters.

Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

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Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

Put Yourself in a Box

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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.

Factors and Multiples Game for Two

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Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?

Go Moku

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A game for two players on a large squared space.

The Path of the Dice

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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.

Endless Noughts and Crosses

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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.

Game of PIG - Ones

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Play a dice game of chance

L-ateral Thinking

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Try this interactive strategy game for 2

Seeing Squares

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Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

Penta Play

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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.

Down to Nothing

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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.

Counters

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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?

Square it for Two

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Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?

Counter Roundup

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A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

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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.

Games from Around the World

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Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.

Traffic Lights

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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. . . .

Jumping Reindeer

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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.

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Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.

Tac-tickle

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This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.

How Long Does it Take?

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In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.

Four Go for Two

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Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?

Twinkle Twinkle

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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.

Four Go

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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?