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.
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
Match the halves.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
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.
Play a dice game of chance
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.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
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?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
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 game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
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 train building game for 2 players.
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.
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. . . .
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of
A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring
tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with
the measuring tool shown.
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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. . . .
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.
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
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?
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
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 two players on a large squared space.
An odd version of tic tac toe
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right
hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of
Basic strategy games are particularly suitable as starting points
for investigations. Players instinctively try to discover a winning
strategy, and usually the best way to do this is to analyse. . . .
A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red
counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the
other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.