Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
couldn't be fun?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
A number card game for 2-6 players.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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 game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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.
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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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 in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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. . . .
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
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.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on 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.
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 shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.
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. . . .
A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary
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.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of
A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you
know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
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.
A game for two players on a large squared space.
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?