Play a dice game of chance
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?
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger
An odd version of tic tac toe
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
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.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
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 fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
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?
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the
numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
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 two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
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.
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
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 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
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.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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.
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 train building game for 2 players.
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.
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
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. . . .
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
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 number card game for 2-6 players.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
A game for two people, who take turns to move the counters. The player to remove the last counter from the board 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?