A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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 everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try
to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A train building game for 2 players.
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
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.
A game to make and play based on the number line.
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 simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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.
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. . . .
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.
A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary
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.
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.
This second Sudoku article discusses "Corresponding Sudokus" which are pairs of Sudokus with terms that can be matched using a substitution rule.
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 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your
skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit
the target score.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
couldn't be fun?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can
you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
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?
Investigations based on an Indian game.
Unmultiply is a game of quick estimation. You need to find two
numbers that multiply together to something close to the given
target - fast! 10 levels with a high scores table.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
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.
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...
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.