Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
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?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
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?
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 fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
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.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
A train building game for 2 players.
A game for two players on a large squared space.
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. . . .
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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.
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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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. . . .
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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.
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.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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.
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 shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding
their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more
likely to win?
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
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
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.