Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
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 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
This is an adding game for two 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?
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
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.
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
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 this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
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 shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
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 game played with a standard pack of cards.
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.
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 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?
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
A game for 2 players. Draw a daisy with at least 5 petals. Shade 1 or 2 petals next to each other. The winner shades the last petal.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
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.
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 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.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
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?
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 complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
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.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
A number card game for 2-6 players.
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
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. . . .
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
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.