A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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?
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
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
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
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 number card game for 2-6 players.
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 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 game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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.
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. . . .
How good are you at estimating angles?
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
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 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?
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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.
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
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
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 to make and play based on the number line.
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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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.
A train building game for 2 players.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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.
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?
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?