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 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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.
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?
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
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 two players on a large squared space.
A train building game for 2 players.
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 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 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. . . .
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 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 game to make and play based on the number line.
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. . . .
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?
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
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.
Basic strategy games are particularly suitable as starting points for investigations. Players instinctively try to discover a winning strategy, and usually the best way to do this is to analyse. . . .
A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?
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 players. Given an arrangement of matchsticks, players take it is turns to remove a matchstick, along with all of the matchsticks that touch it.
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 is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
A Sudoku with a twist.
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 moves.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
Four numbers on an intersection that need to be placed in the surrounding cells. That is all you need to know to solve this sudoku.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
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.