Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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.
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 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
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.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
A game for 2 or more people. Starting with 100, subratct a number from 1 to 9 from the total. You score for making an odd number, a number ending in 0 or a multiple of 6.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
A train building game for 2 players.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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. . . .
This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two numbers from the grid and multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row before your partner?
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?
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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 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.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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.
A game for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
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.
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the number line first?
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.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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 fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
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 two stones.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.