First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.
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?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
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. . . .
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
A number card game for 2-6 players.
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
A game for 2 players. Given an arrangement of matchsticks, players
take it is turns to remove a matchstick, along with all of the
matchsticks that touch it.
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.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
couldn't be fun?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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.
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 train building game for 2 players.
A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain
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.
How good are you at estimating angles?
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?
Investigations based on an Indian game.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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 game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red
counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the
other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
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
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
This is a game for 2 players. Each player has 4 counters each, and
wins by blocking their opponent's counters. A good follow-on from
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
A game for 2 or more people, based on the traditional card game
Rummy. Players aim to make two `tricks', where each trick has to
consist of a picture of a shape, a name that describes that shape,
and. . . .
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.
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.