A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
How good are you at estimating angles?
A game in which players take it in turns to try to draw
quadrilaterals (or triangles) with particular properties. Is it
possible to fill the game grid?
A game in which players take it in turns to turn up two cards. If
they can draw a triangle which satisfies both properties they win
the pair of cards. And a few challenging questions to follow...
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
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.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
couldn't be fun?
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. . . .
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.
This is a game for two players. You will need some small-square
grid paper, a die and two felt-tip pens or highlighters. Players
take turns to roll the die, then move that number of squares in. . . .
A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain
Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
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?
Investigations based on an Indian game.
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.
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral 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?
Why not challenge a friend to play this transformation game?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
A train building game for 2 players.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
A game to make and play based on the number line.
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.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring
tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with
the measuring tool shown.
Start with any number of counters in any number of piles. 2 players
take it in turns to remove any number of counters from a single
pile. The winner is the player to take the last counter.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
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
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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.
Basic strategy games are particularly suitable as starting points
for investigations. Players instinctively try to discover a winning
strategy, and usually the best way to do this is to analyse. . . .
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 square...
A Sudoku with a twist.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right
hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of