Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
How good are you at estimating angles?
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 shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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?
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 that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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?
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
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?
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. . . .
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.
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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
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 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
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 fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
couldn't be fun?
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
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?
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
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.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
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.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Match the halves.
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
A train building game for 2 players.
Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?
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
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.