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?
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.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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.
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.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Match the halves.
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?
A variant on the game Alquerque
This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two numbers from the grid and multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row before your partner?
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. . . .
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 train building game for 2 players.
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.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
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.
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 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 for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
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.
A game for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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 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.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
A game for two players on a large squared space.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
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?
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.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
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.
A game for 2 players. Using 2 dice, some counters and a games board, can you form a line of counters from one side of the board to the other?