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.
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.
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.
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
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 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
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.
A train building game for 2 players.
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 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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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.
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
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 variant on the game Alquerque
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
An odd version of tic tac toe
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
A number card game for 2-6 players.
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
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?
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 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 a dice game of chance
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
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. . . .
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
A game to make and play based on the number 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
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.