Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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 somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
This article for teachers describes several games, found on the site, all of which have a related structure that can be used to develop the skills of strategic planning.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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.
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 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
A train building game for 2 players.
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?
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
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.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
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. . . .
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 for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
This is an adding game for two players.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
An odd version of tic tac toe
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 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
Match the halves.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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 shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
This article invites you to get familiar with a strategic game called "sprouts". The game is simple enough for younger children to understand, and has also provided experienced mathematicians with. . . .
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
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?
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?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.