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?
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
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?
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 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.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
couldn't be fun?
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
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
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.
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.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you
know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
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.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
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.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
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?
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
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?
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Investigations based on an Indian game.
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?