Try this version of Snap with a friend - do you know the order of
the days of the week?
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.
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
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. Practises subtraction or other maths
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.
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
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 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.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
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.
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 two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring
tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with
the measuring tool shown.
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 using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try
to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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.
Match the halves.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
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.
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. . . .
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
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?
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. . . .
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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.
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?
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?
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.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
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.