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 try to draw quadrilaterals (or triangles) with particular properties. Is it possible to fill the game grid?
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 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 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 to make and play based on the number line.
How good are you at estimating angles?
Investigations based on an Indian game.
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. . . .
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
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.
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some 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 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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.
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 simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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 train building game for 2 players.
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.
Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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 game for two players on a large squared space.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block 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.
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.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
An extension of noughts and crosses in which the grid is enlarged and the length of the winning line can to altered to 3, 4 or 5.
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?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
A game for 2 players. Given a board of dots in a grid pattern, players take turns drawing a line by connecting 2 adjacent dots. Your goal is to complete more squares than your opponent.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!