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 that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
A game for two players on a large squared space.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remove them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
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. . . .
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 train building game for 2 players.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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.
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.
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.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
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. . . .
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
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.
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 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 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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.
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?
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.
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
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.
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
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 number card game for 2-6 players.