Play a dice game of chance
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
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
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
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 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 game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
A train building game for 2 players.
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.
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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
An odd version of tic tac toe
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?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
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 activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
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.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
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 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 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your
skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit
the target score.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the
numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
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 Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
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 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.
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?
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?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
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?
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
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.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of