A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
A game to make and play based on the number line.
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?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
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 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...
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
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. . . .
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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.
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.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
A train building game for 2 players.
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.
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 why?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
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
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Investigations based on an Indian game.
How good are you at estimating angles?
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
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.
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 two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with the measuring tool shown.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
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.
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 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.
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 two players on a large squared space.
A Sudoku with a twist.
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. . . .
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.