There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
A number card game for 2-6 players.
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?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
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.
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.
Try this version of Snap with a friend - do you know the order of
the days of the week?
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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.
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger
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 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 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?
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
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 for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You
win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.
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?
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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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?
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.
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
This article for teachers describes several games, found on the
site, all of which have a related structure that can be used to
develop the skills of strategic planning.
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
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.
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.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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
A train building game for 2 players.
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
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
Match the halves.
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 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.