Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be
removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to
remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
This is an adding game for two players.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
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.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
A game for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try
to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding
their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more
likely to win?
This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two numbers from the grid and multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row before your partner?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
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?
The computer starts with all the lights off, but then clicks 3, 4
or 5 times at random, leaving some lights on. Can you switch them
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
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 for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
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.
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?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the
run-up to Christmas.
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 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.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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 for 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your
skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit
the target score.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
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