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 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
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.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
A number card game for 2-6 players.
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.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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 simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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 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.
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.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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.
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.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Investigations based on an Indian game.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
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?
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
This is an adding game for two players.
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for the price of one
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...
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
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?
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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?