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?
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 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.
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
This is an adding game for two players.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
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?
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. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
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.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
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?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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.
An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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 train building game for 2 players.
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 that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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.
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 played with a standard pack of cards.
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?
Match the halves.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
A variant on the game Alquerque