A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
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. . . .
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.
A game for 2 players. Using 2 dice, some counters and a games board, can you form a line of counters from one side of the board to the other?
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.
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.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
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 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
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.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
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
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.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you
know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
In this game you throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first? Is this what you would expect?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
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 game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
A game for 2 players. Given an arrangement of matchsticks, players
take it is turns to remove a matchstick, along with all of the
matchsticks that touch it.
A game in which players take it in turns to try to draw
quadrilaterals (or triangles) with particular properties. Is it
possible to fill the game grid?
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 activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
A train building game for 2 players.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
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.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
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 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.
A game to make and play based on the number line.