Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
An odd version of tic tac toe
A train building game for 2 players.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Match the halves.
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.
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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
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. . . .
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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 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. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
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.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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 somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.
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?
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?
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
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 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at 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?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
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.
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.
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.
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
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. 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 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 two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?