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.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
A game for two players on a large squared space.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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?
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?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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.
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.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
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.
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 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 game to make and play based on the number line.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
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.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
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.
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?
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
Add or subtract the two numbers on the spinners and try to complete a row of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
A game for 2 players. Take turns to place a counter so that it occupies one of the lowest possible positions in the grid. The first player to complete a line of 4 wins.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
A train building game for 2 players.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Have a go at this game which has been inspired by the Big Internet Math-Off 2019. Can you gain more columns of lily pads than your opponent?
Match the halves.
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. . . .
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with the measuring tool shown.
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.
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
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. . . .
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?