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 train building game for 2 players.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
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.
Match the halves.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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?
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
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.
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
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.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
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 variant on the game Alquerque
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
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. . . .
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
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 using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try
to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
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.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
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 interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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?
An odd version of tic tac toe
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?
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
This is a game for 2 players. Each player has 4 counters each, and
wins by blocking their opponent's counters. A good follow-on from
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 game for two players on a large squared space.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
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?
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.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
couldn't be fun?
Unmultiply is a game of quick estimation. You need to find two
numbers that multiply together to something close to the given
target - fast! 10 levels with a high scores table.