Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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.
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?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A game for 2 players. Given a board of dots in a grid pattern, players take turns drawing a line by connecting 2 adjacent dots. Your goal is to complete more squares than your opponent.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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 people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
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?
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.
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.
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. . . .
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?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
A variant on the game Alquerque
Match the halves.
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 train building game for 2 players.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
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 two players on a large squared space.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
A number card game for 2-6 players.
An odd version of tic tac toe
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.
An extension of noughts and crosses in which the grid is enlarged and the length of the winning line can to altered to 3, 4 or 5.
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
Play a dice game of chance
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
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.
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
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?