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 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.
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. . . .
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.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
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 for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
A train building game for 2 players.
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
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 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A game for two players on a large squared space.
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?
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.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of
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.
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.
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?
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the
run-up to Christmas.
This article supplies teachers with information that may be useful in better understanding the nature of games and their role in teaching and learning mathematics.
This article for teachers describes several games, found on the
site, all of which have a related structure that can be used to
develop the skills of strategic planning.
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
The computer starts with all the lights off, but then clicks 3, 4
or 5 times at random, leaving some lights on. Can you switch them
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
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.
This is a game for two players. You will need some small-square
grid paper, a die and two felt-tip pens or highlighters. Players
take turns to roll the die, then move that number of squares in. . . .
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 shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
A game to make and play based on the number line.
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
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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.
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 simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain
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
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.