Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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 train building game for 2 players.
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
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
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.
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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
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.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
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.
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
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.
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
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.
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?
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?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
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.
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
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. . . .
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
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.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
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?