This is an adding game for two players.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
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.
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.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
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?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
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.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
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?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the number line first?
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.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
A game for 2 or more people. Starting with 100, subratct a number from 1 to 9 from the total. You score for making an odd number, a number ending in 0 or a multiple of 6.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
A game for 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit the target score.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat 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 beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
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 game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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
A train building game for 2 players.
Some puzzles requiring no knowledge of knot theory, just a careful inspection of the patterns. A glimpse of the classification of knots and a little about prime knots, crossing numbers and. . . .
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.
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 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. Draw a daisy with at least 5 petals. Shade 1 or 2 petals next to each other. The winner shades the last petal.
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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.
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
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. . . .
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two of the numbers to multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row?