Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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 for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
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?
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, 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 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You
win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
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.
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
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 using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try
to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger
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.
A game to make and play based on the number line.
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the
first to get to 12 o'clock?
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?
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 game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
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.
In this game you throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first? Is this what you would expect?
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. . . .
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
A train building game for 2 players.
This is a game for two players.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
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.
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?
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
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.
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block
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 game for two players on a large squared space.
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