Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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 can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
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.
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.
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
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 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 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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
A train building game for 2 players.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
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 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.
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 game for two players on a large squared space.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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?
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 choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
couldn't be fun?
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
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. . . .
Why not challenge a friend to play this transformation game?
A game to make and play based on the number line.
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.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
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.
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
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. . . .
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
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.
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
A Sudoku with a twist.
Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.
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
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.