A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
A game in which players take it in turns to turn up two cards. If they can draw a triangle which satisfies both properties they win the pair of cards. And a few challenging questions to follow...
A game to make and play based on the number line.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
A game in which players take it in turns to try to draw quadrilaterals (or triangles) with particular properties. Is it possible to fill the game grid?
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?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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 Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
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 Sudoku with clues as ratios.
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.
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, based on the traditional card game Rummy. Players aim to make two `tricks', where each trick has to consist of a picture of a shape, a name that describes that shape, and. . . .
Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
A train building game for 2 players.
A game for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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 machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
How good are you at estimating angles?
This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for the price of one
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
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.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
A Sudoku with a twist.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
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 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit the target score.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
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 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.
A game for two players on a large squared space.
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 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.
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. . . .
Investigations based on an Indian game.
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.