A variant on the game Alquerque
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.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
An odd version of tic tac toe
In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.
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?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
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.
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
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.
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
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.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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 somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.
First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.
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 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
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.
You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?
A number card game for 2-6 players.
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.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
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.
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?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
Match the halves.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.