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?
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 game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
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?
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
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?
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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger
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.
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 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 fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
Match the halves.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
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?
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?
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
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. . . .
A train building game for 2 players.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
A game to make and play based on the number line.
A game for two players on a large squared space.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
A variant on the game Alquerque
An odd version of tic tac toe
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!