Add or subtract the two numbers on the spinners and try to complete a row of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
Calculate the fractional amounts of money to match pairs of cards with the same value.
Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive game.
Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.
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 shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
A game for 2 or more people, based on the traditional card game Rummy.
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.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
A Sudoku with a twist.
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.
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 simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.
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.
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?
Can you find the pairs that represent the same amount of money?
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 article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
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.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
These tasks and games are written for a child and adult to try together.
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.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
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?
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.
Four numbers on an intersection that need to be placed in the surrounding cells. That is all you need to know to solve this sudoku.
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.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Here are some more upper primary strategy games for you to play.
Use your knowledge of place value to try to win this game. How will you maximise your score?