Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
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?
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
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. . . .
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
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
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.
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 complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
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.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
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.
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
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.
Try this version of Snap with a friend - do you know the order of
the days of the week?
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
couldn't be fun?
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?
An ordinary set of dominoes can be laid out as a 7 by 4 magic
rectangle in which all the spots in all the columns add to 24,
while those in the rows add to 42. Try it! Now try the magic
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 throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first? Is this what you would expect?
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these
games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and
some are good for your reasoning skills.
How good are you at estimating angles?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
This is an adding game for two players.
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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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 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.
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?