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?
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?
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
Play a dice game of chance
All you need for this game is a pack of cards. While you play the
game, think about strategies that will increase your chances of
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
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.
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 maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.
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 for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
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
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 for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
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. . . .
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
A game for two players on a large squared space.
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.
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.
Match the halves.
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?
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.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
couldn't be fun?
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
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 your opponent?