Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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!
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
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. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
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.
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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 for 2 players. Given an arrangement of matchsticks, players take it is turns to remove a matchstick, along with all of the matchsticks that touch it.
A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with the measuring tool shown.
A train building game for 2 players.
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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.
Investigations based on an Indian game.
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
This is a game for two players. You will need some small-square grid paper, a die and two felt-tip pens or highlighters. Players take turns to roll the die, then move that number of squares in. . . .
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
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 simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?
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.
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
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.
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.
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 shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of moves.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
A game for two players on a large squared space.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
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.
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. . . .
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
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?