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 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
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?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
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.
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, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
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 matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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.
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?
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger
Try this version of Snap with a friend - do you know the order of
the days of the week?
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
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 with a pack of cards. Practise your
skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit
the target score.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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?
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?
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
couldn't be fun?
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 for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You
win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
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?
This is an adding game for two players.
An odd version of tic tac toe
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.
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the
numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
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 complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
A train building game for 2 players.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
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
Match the halves.