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?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
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.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
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.
In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.
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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
A game for two players on a large squared space.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
A train building game for 2 players.
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?
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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
This is an adding game for two players.
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. . . .
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 for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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 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 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 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
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.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
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
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.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
A game to make and play based on the number line.
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.
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 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.