Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?
An odd version of tic tac toe
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
A variant on the game Alquerque
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
This was a problem for our birthday website. Can you use four of these pieces to form a square? How about making a square with all five pieces?
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.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
A train building game for 2 players.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the variations too?
You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals have an even number of red counters?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the 100 square?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?
Match the halves.
What do the numbers shaded in blue on this hundred square have in common? What do you notice about the pink numbers? How about the shaded numbers in the other squares?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
There are three versions of this challenge. The idea is to change the colour of all the spots on the grid. Can you do it in fewer throws of the dice?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. How many different ways can you do this?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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.
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Starting with the number 180, take away 9 again and again, joining up the dots as you go. Watch out - don't join all the dots!
Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give each set a name?
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
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 generic circular pegboard resource.
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
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.
What are the coordinates of the coloured dots that mark out the tangram? Try changing the position of the origin. What happens to the coordinates now?
A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover an eight by eight chessboard?