A game played with a standard pack of cards.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.
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?
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
A train building game for 2 players.
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.
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. . . .
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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 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.
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. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
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.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
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?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
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 to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
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?
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.
This article supplies teachers with information that may be useful in better understanding the nature of games and their role in teaching and learning mathematics.
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.
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
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. . . .
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Match the halves.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.