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?
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?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
This is an adding game for two players.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
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.
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 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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.
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 train building game for 2 players.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
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 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.
A game for 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit the target score.
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 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more likely to win?
In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the number line first?
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 is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
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.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
The computer starts with all the lights off, but then clicks 3, 4 or 5 times at random, leaving some lights on. Can you switch them off again?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.