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.
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.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
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 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.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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 fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Investigations based on an Indian game.
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. Given an arrangement of matchsticks, players take it is turns to remove a matchstick, along with all of the matchsticks that touch it.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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. . . .
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
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 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
A train building game for 2 players.
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?
How good are you at estimating angles?
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 game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
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.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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?
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?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
This is an adding game for two players.
In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?