A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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.
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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.
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.
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 for two players on a large squared space.
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 game for two players. You'll need some counters.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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.
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
A variant on the game Alquerque
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
A train building game for 2 players.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
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 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.
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 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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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?
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?
Play a dice game of chance
Match the halves.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
An odd version of tic tac toe
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
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?
A game to make and play based on the number line.
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. Can be played online. One player has 1 red counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.
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?
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
A number card game for 2-6 players.