Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
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?
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
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.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
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.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
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. . . .
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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 is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
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.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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.
Match the halves.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
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.
An odd version of tic tac toe
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
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 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
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?
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.
Have a go at this game which has been inspired by the Big Internet Math-Off 2019. Can you gain more columns of lily pads than your opponent?
A game to make and play based on the number line.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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. . . .