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. 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?
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. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
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!
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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 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 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.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
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. . . .
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
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.
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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.
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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
Match the halves.
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 train building game for 2 players.
A variant on the game Alquerque
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?
A game for two players on a large squared space.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the
first to get to 12 o'clock?
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 two players. You'll need some counters.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can
you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
An odd version of tic tac toe
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 played with a standard pack of cards.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
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 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.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
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?
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
An extension of noughts and crosses in which the grid is enlarged
and the length of the winning line can to altered to 3, 4 or 5.