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 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.
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.
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?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
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?
We think this 3x3 version of the game is often harder than the 5x5 version. Do you agree? If so, why do you think that might be?
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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 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 complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
A game for 2 players. Draw a daisy with at least 5 petals. Shade 1 or 2 petals next to each other. The winner shades the last petal.
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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 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.
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 game for 2 players. Each player has 4 counters each, and wins by blocking their opponent's counters. A good follow-on from two stones.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
A game for two players on a large squared space.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
A train building game for 2 players.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
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.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
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. . . .
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
This is an adding game for two players.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
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.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
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?