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?
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
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.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
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 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 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?
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.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
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. Given an arrangement of matchsticks, players
take it is turns to remove a matchstick, along with all of the
matchsticks that touch it.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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 simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.
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 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
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.
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
Investigations based on an Indian game.
How good are you at estimating angles?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you
know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for
the price of one
This is an adding game for two players.
A train building game for 2 players.
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...
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 a game for 2 players. Each player has 4 counters each, and
wins by blocking their opponent's counters. A good follow-on from