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. . . .
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 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.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
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.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
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 for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
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 for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
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 players. Given an arrangement of matchsticks, players take it is turns to remove a matchstick, along with all of the matchsticks that touch it.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
This article supplies teachers with information that may be useful in better understanding the nature of games and their role in teaching and learning mathematics.
This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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. . . .
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and some are good for your reasoning skills.
This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two of the numbers to multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row?
Investigations based on an Indian game.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
A game for two players on a large squared space.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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?
How good are you at estimating angles?
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.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.
Add or subtract the two numbers on the spinners and try to complete a row of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?