In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
An odd version of tic tac toe
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
This is an adding game for two players.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
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?
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger
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.
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
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?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
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 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.
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. . . .
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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
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.
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the
numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
A game for 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your
skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit
the target score.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A train building game for 2 players.
A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
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?
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?
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 complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.