A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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 two players on a large squared space.
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.
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 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.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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 train building game for 2 players.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
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?
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.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
An odd version of tic tac toe
Match the halves.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
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 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!
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
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 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
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?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you 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.
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 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 game to make and play based on the number line.
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.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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. . . .
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.