A game played with a standard pack of cards.
You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
A train building game for 2 players.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
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. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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. . . .
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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.
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. . . .
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
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?
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
This article supplies teachers with information that may be useful in better understanding the nature of games and their role in teaching and learning mathematics.
A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Basic strategy games are particularly suitable as starting points for investigations. Players instinctively try to discover a winning strategy, and usually the best way to do this is to analyse. . . .
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Match the halves.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.