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.
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.
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 two players on a large squared space.
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.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
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 for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.
In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?
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 tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
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.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
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?
This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
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.
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. Take turns to place a counter so that it occupies one of the lowest possible positions in the grid. The first player to complete a line of 4 wins.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more likely to win?
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
The computer starts with all the lights off, but then clicks 3, 4 or 5 times at random, leaving some lights on. Can you switch them off again?
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. . . .
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
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. . . .
Gillian Hatch analyses what goes on when mathematical games are used as a pedagogic device.
Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and some are good for your reasoning skills.
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
A game for two people, who take turns to move the counters. The player to remove the last counter from the board wins.
This is an adding game for two players.
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
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 fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
A train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.