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 activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Match the halves.
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
A variant on the game Alquerque
An odd version of tic tac toe
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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning 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.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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 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.
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
A game for 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Play a dice game of chance
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
A train building game for 2 players.
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 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
A game for two players on a large squared space.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
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.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
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.
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
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.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
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.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
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.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
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.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
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 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.