Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
This is an adding game for two players.
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.
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 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?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
How good are you at estimating angles?
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 game for two players on a large squared space.
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.
A game in which players take it in turns to turn up two cards. If
they can draw a triangle which satisfies both properties they win
the pair of cards. And a few challenging questions to follow...
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.
A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain
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.
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
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
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. . . .
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. . . .
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. . . .
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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.
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.
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 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 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.
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?
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 or more people, based on the traditional card game
Rummy. Players aim to make two `tricks', where each trick has to
consist of a picture of a shape, a name that describes that shape,
and. . . .
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the
run-up to Christmas.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
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
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
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.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
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.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
couldn't be fun?