Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
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?
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.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
A number card game for 2-6 players.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
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?
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.
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 somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
This article for teachers describes several games, found on the site, all of which have a related structure that can be used to develop the skills of strategic planning.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the number line first?
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
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 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.
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. . . .
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
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.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
A game for 2 players with similarities to NIM. Place one counter on each spot on the games board. Players take it is turns to remove 1 or 2 adjacent counters. The winner picks up the last counter.
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?
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
This is an adding game for two players.
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?