Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A train building game for 2 players.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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 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.
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
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 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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.
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
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 to make and play based on the number line.
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.
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.
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.
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the
numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
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 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.
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
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.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
A game for two players on a large squared space.
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 number card game for 2-6 players.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
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.
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 fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
This second Sudoku article discusses "Corresponding Sudokus" which are pairs of Sudokus with terms that can be matched using a substitution rule.
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.