Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
This is an adding game for two players.
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than 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.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
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.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
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.
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?
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?
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
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?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
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 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
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?
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
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?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
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?
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
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 two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
An odd version of tic tac toe
Match the halves.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?