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?
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.
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?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
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.
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.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
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. . . .
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
This second Sudoku article discusses "Corresponding Sudokus" which are pairs of Sudokus with terms that can be matched using a substitution rule.
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.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain
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 interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A train building game for 2 players.
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?
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.
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. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
Investigations based on an Indian game.
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
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 that tests your understanding of remainders.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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?
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
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?
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary
This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for
the price of one
How good are you at estimating angles?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
This is an adding game for two players.
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.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Four numbers on an intersection that need to be placed in the
surrounding cells. That is all you need to know to solve this
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. . . .
The computer starts with all the lights off, but then clicks 3, 4
or 5 times at random, leaving some lights on. Can you switch them
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.