Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
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 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 number card game for 2-6 players.
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
A game for two people, who take turns to move the counters. The player to remove the last counter from the board wins.
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?
This is an adding game for two players.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
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.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the
numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
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?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
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.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
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?
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?
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 this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
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?
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Match the halves.
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
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.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
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 Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
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 two players on a large squared space.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
The computer starts with all the lights off, but then clicks 3, 4
or 5 times at random, leaving some lights on. Can you switch them
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.