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?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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?
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. . . .
Match the halves.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
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?
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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
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 shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Try this version of Snap with a friend - do you know the order of
the days of the week?
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
A train building game for 2 players.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
How good are you at estimating angles?
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.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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?
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
An odd version of tic tac toe
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
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?
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 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try
to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?