Play a dice game of chance
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the variations too?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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 winning.
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. . . .
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 old game but lots of arithmetic!
An odd version of tic tac toe
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 variant on the game Alquerque
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?
Match the halves.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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?
A train building game for 2 players.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
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.
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
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.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
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 for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with the measuring tool shown.
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 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?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
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?
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
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?
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
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.
A game to make and play based on the number line.