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?
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
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. . . .
Try this version of Snap with a friend - do you know the order of
the days of the week?
An odd version of tic tac toe
A number card game for 2-6 players.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
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 shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
A train building game for 2 players.
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?
Match the halves.
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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
couldn't be fun?
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.
How good are you at estimating angles?
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?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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?
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
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 game for two players. You'll need some counters.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
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
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
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.
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?
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
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 players. Take turns to place a counter so that it
occupies one of the lowest possible positions in the grid. The
first player to complete a line of 4 wins.
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.
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.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can
you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
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.