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 using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try
to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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?
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.
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
An odd version of tic tac toe
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 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your
skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit
the target score.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
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 to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
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 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You
win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
Match the halves.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
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?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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 that tests your understanding of remainders.
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
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?
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.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
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 train building game for 2 players.
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
Try this version of Snap with a friend - do you know the order of
the days of the week?
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
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. . . .