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.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
An odd version of tic tac toe
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 matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
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.
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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 this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
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.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
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?
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
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?
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
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?
Match the halves.
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 shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the
numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
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. 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?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
A number card game for 2-6 players.
This is an adding game for two players.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
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.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
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.
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?
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.