A game for 2 people. Take turns to move the counters 1, 2 or 3
spaces. The player to remove the last counter off the board wins.
This is an adding game for two players.
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.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
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?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these
games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and
some are good for your reasoning skills.
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?
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
A number card game for 2-6 players.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the
numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
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?
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. . . .
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.
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 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.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the
run-up to Christmas.
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
This article for teachers describes several games, found on the
site, all of which have a related structure that can be used to
develop the skills of strategic planning.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
The computer starts with all the lights off, but then clicks 3, 4
or 5 times at random, leaving some lights on. Can you switch them
Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding
their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more
likely to win?
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
A game to make and play based on the number line.
A train building game for 2 players.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you
know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
An ordinary set of dominoes can be laid out as a 7 by 4 magic
rectangle in which all the spots in all the columns add to 24,
while those in the rows add to 42. Try it! Now try the magic
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
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.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
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 simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.