A number card game for 2-6 players.
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 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?
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?
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
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.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
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 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.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
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.
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 somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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?
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.
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
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?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
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
Try this version of Snap with a friend - do you know the order of
the days of the week?
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
couldn't be fun?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
This is an adding game for two players.
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
An odd version of tic tac toe
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.
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?
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!