A game for 2 players. Using 2 dice, some counters and a games board, can you form a line of counters from one side of the board to the other?
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
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
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?
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
couldn't be fun?
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
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 shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
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?
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.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
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 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
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.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you
know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
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
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. . . .
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
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.
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.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
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.
This is an adding game for two players.
Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these
games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and
some are good for your reasoning skills.
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?
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 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
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?
Investigations based on an Indian game.
A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain
How good are you at estimating angles?
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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?