Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
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?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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.
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.
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
An odd version of tic tac toe
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A variant on the game Alquerque
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Match the halves.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
A train building game for 2 players.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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. . . .
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
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.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
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 fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
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.
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. . . .
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.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
A game for two players on a large squared space.
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?
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
A game for 2 players. Draw a daisy with at least 5 petals. Shade 1 or 2 petals next to each other. The winner shades the last petal.
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.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
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.
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.