A number card game for 2-6 players.
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?
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
An odd version of tic tac toe
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport 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.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
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.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of 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?
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger
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 two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
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?
How good are you at estimating angles?
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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.
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 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
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 complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
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 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.
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?
Match the halves.
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.
A train building game for 2 players.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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 that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
Try this version of Snap with a friend - do you know the order of
the days of the week?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
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.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
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?
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.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
couldn't be fun?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?