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?
An odd version of tic tac toe
A variant on the game Alquerque
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.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
A number card game for 2-6 players.
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
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 game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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 interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
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.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
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.
Match the halves.
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. Draw a daisy with at least 5 petals. Shade 1 or 2 petals next to each other. The winner shades the last petal.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
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 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 two players on a large squared space.
A game to make and play based on the number line.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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 complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
A train building game for 2 players.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
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. . . .
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
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.
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. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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?
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.