A game for two players on a large squared space.
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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.
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.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
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 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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
A variant on the game Alquerque
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Match the halves.
An odd version of tic tac toe
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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?
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?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some 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.
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.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
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?
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
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.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
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.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
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.
Play a dice game of chance
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 to make and play based on the number line.
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
A game for two people, who take turns to move the counters. The player to remove the last counter from the board wins.
A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
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. . . .