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 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 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 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 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.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Square It 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?
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
A train building game for 2 players.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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 two players on a large squared space.
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.
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?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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.
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with the measuring tool shown.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
A game to make and play based on the number line.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
An ordinary set of dominoes can be laid out as a 7 by 4 magic rectangle in which all the spots in all the columns add to 24, while those in the rows add to 42. Try it! Now try the magic square...
Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.
A game for 2 players. Take turns to place a counter so that it occupies one of the lowest possible positions in the grid. The first player to complete a line of 4 wins.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?
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. . . .
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.
This is a game for two players. You will need some small-square grid paper, a die and two felt-tip pens or highlighters. Players take turns to roll the die, then move that number of squares in. . . .
A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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.
Basic strategy games are particularly suitable as starting points for investigations. Players instinctively try to discover a winning strategy, and usually the best way to do this is to analyse. . . .