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?
A variant on the game Alquerque
A game for two players on a large squared space.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Match the halves.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
An odd version of tic tac toe
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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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.
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.
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
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.
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the variations too?
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. . . .
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
A train building game for 2 players.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
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.
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
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.
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?
Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
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.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remove them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Play a dice game of chance
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
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.
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
A game for 2 players with similarities to NIM. Place one counter on each spot on the games board. Players take it is turns to remove 1 or 2 adjacent counters. The winner picks up the last counter.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
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 off again?
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.