A game played with a standard pack of cards.
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
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?
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 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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 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?
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
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.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
An odd version of tic tac toe
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.
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?
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.
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.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
Match the halves.
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.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
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.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at 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.
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.
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 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.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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?
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 number card game for 2-6 players.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.