A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
A game for two players on a large squared space.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
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.
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 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
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.
Play a dice game of chance
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.
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
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 activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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 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 variant on the game Alquerque
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!
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win 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?
A train building game for 2 players.
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?
Match the halves.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
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 odd version of tic tac toe
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
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!
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
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. Can be played online. One player has 1 red counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.
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.
An ordinary set of dominoes can be laid out as a 7 by 4 magic rectangle in which all the spots in all the columns add to 24, while those in the rows add to 42. Try it! Now try the magic square...
The computer starts with all the lights off, but then clicks 3, 4 or 5 times at random, leaving some lights on. Can you switch them off again?
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.
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?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.