Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
An odd version of tic tac toe
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?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
A variant on the game Alquerque
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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.
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.
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!
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?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
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.
Match the halves.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
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
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
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.
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 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.
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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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.
Play a dice game of chance
A game for two players on a large squared space.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
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?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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 use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
A game to make and play based on the number line.
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 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.
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.
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.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.