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.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
A number card game for 2-6 players.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
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?
An odd version of tic tac toe
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
This is an adding game for two players.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
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 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.
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
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 using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try
to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the
numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
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?
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 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.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
A train building game for 2 players.
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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger
A game for two players on a large squared space.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
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.
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
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
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 fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
Match the halves.
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.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
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?