A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
A game for 2 players. Draw a daisy with at least 5 petals. Shade 1 or 2 petals next to each other. The winner shades the last petal.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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.
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.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
A game for 2 players. Using 2 dice, some counters and a games board, can you form a line of counters from one side of the board to the other?
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. . . .
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two of the numbers to multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row?
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
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?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
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.
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.
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
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.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
In this game you throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first?
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.
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 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 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.