Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
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 game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
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?
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.
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
A number card game for 2-6 players.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
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.
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 an adding game for two players.
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?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
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?
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the
numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
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?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
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.
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?
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.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
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?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
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.
Match the halves.
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?
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.
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?
An odd version of tic tac toe
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?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.