An odd version of tic tac toe
Match the halves.
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 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.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the
numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
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 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.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
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.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
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.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
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. . . .
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
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. . . .
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
A game for two players on a large squared space.
A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
A game for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try
to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.
A train building game for 2 players.
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
A number card game for 2-6 players.
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.
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.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
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.
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
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?
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?
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.