Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
An odd version of tic tac toe
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
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 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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?
Match the halves.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.
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. . . .
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
couldn't be fun?
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.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
A train building game for 2 players.
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?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
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.
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
An interactive game to be played on your own or with friends.
Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to
stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.
A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block 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.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
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. . . .
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
A game for two players on a large squared space.
A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.
A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.
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?
How good are you at estimating angles?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
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?
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?