Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
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?
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 game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
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. . . .
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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
A variant on the game Alquerque
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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.
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the
first to get to 12 o'clock?
Match the halves.
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.
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 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 train building game for 2 players.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A game for two players on a large squared space.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
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.
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.
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 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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.
Play a dice game of chance
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
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 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.
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
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
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?
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
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.
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you
go first or second?