A game for two players on a large squared space.
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 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.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
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 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
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 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
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.
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. . . .
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 simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?
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 shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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.
A train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete 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 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.
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 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
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.
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.
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Investigations based on an Indian game.
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?
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?
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 played with a standard pack of cards.
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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 activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.