First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
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.
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. . . .
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
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.
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.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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 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 complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
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.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
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?
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
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.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?
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. . . .
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.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
A train building game for 2 players.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
In this game you throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first? Is this what you would expect?
This is an adding game for two players.
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Investigations based on an Indian game.
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.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two numbers from the grid and multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row before your partner?
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.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
A number card game for 2-6 players.
A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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. . . .
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.