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 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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 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.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always 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?
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
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?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
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 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
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.
This is an adding game for two players.
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
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 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?
In this game you throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first? Is this what you would expect?
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?
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the
numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
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?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
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. . . .
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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.
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
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
Unmultiply is a game of quick estimation. You need to find two numbers that multiply together to something close to the given target - fast! 10 levels with a high scores table.
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.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.