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?
Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these
games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and
some are good for your reasoning skills.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
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?
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
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?
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
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.
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
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 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
A train building game for 2 players.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
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.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
A game for 2 players. Take turns to place a counter so that it
occupies one of the lowest possible positions in the grid. The
first player to complete a line of 4 wins.
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
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
Match the halves.
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 game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
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
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.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
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 two players. You'll need some counters.
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. . . .
This is an adding game for two players.
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 played with a standard pack of cards.
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory