There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
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?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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 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 odd version of tic tac toe
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
couldn't be fun?
A number card game for 2-6 players.
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.
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 game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
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. . . .
Try this version of Snap with a friend - do you know the order of
the days of the week?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
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 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
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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.
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?
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
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 played with a standard pack of cards.
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
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. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You
win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.
How good are you at estimating angles?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
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.
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.
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.
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
A train building game for 2 players.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
Match the halves.
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block
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. . . .
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.
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
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