Try this version of Snap with a friend - do you know the order of
the days of the week?
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
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.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
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?
The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right
hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of
A game for 2 players. Draw a daisy with at least 5 petals. Shade 1 or 2 petals next to each other. The winner shades the last petal.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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 make the birds from the egg tangram?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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.
An ordinary set of dominoes can be laid out as a 7 by 4 magic
rectangle in which all the spots in all the columns add to 24,
while those in the rows add to 42. Try it! Now try the magic
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
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 train building game for 2 players.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
A game for 2 players. Take turns to place a counter so that it
occupies one of the lowest possible positions in the grid. The
first player to complete a line of 4 wins.
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?
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.
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
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 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.
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?
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?
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.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these
games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and
some are good for your reasoning skills.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.
A game for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You
win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.
A game for 2 players. Using 2 dice, some counters and a games board, can you form a line of counters from one side of the board to the other?
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?