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.
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?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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?
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 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?
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. . . .
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
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.
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 train building game for 2 players.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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. . . .
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
A game for 2 players. Given a board of dots in a grid pattern, players take turns drawing a line by connecting 2 adjacent dots. Your goal is to complete more squares than your opponent.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
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 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit the target score.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
A game for two players on a large squared space.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
An extension of noughts and crosses in which the grid is enlarged and the length of the winning line can to altered to 3, 4 or 5.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
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?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
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?
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
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.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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 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?
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
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.
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?