Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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.
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?
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.
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 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 two players on a large squared space.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.
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 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.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
A train building game for 2 players.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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.
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.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
Investigations based on an Indian game.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
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 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 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
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. . . .
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
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 simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
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.