A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
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?
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 game played with a standard pack of cards.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
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? Is this what you would expect?
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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.
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 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.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two numbers from the grid and multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row before your partner?
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
Try this version of Snap with a friend - do you know the order of the days of the week?
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.
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?
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
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 for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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.
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
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.
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.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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.
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
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?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
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. . . .
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?