Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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. . . .
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 train building game for 2 players.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
This is an adding game for two players.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
An odd version of tic tac toe
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?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
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.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
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 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.
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. . . .
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
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.
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?
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?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
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?
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
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?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
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 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.
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.
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.