A game for two people, who take turns to move the counters. The player to remove the last counter from the board wins.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
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.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
A number card game for 2-6 players.
In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers
on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the
number line first?
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?
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
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.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the
numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
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 played with a standard pack of cards.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
The computer starts with all the lights off, but then clicks 3, 4
or 5 times at random, leaving some lights on. Can you switch them
This article for teachers describes several games, found on the
site, all of which have a related structure that can be used to
develop the skills of strategic planning.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A train building game for 2 players.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the
run-up to Christmas.
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
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 shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
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.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
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.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
A game for two players on a large squared space.
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
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
Match the halves.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger
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 Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
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 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 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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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.
This is an adding game for two players.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.