Match the halves.
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 train building game for 2 players.
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.
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 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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?
An odd version of tic tac toe
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
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.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
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 your opponent?
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
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 two players. You'll need some counters.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
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.
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.
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 two players on a large squared space.
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 this interactive strategy game for 2
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?
Play a dice game of chance
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.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
How good are you at estimating angles?
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?
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.