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.
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.
This is an adding game for two players.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
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?
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
An odd version of tic tac toe
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
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 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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 to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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?
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
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?
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 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
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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 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.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
A game to make and play based on the number line.
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 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 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.
The game uses a 3x3 square board. 2 players take turns to play,
either placing a red on an empty square, or changing a red to
orange, or orange to green. The player who forms 3 of 1 colour in a
line. . . .
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
Match the halves.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
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 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!