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?
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.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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 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 fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
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.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
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 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?
This is an adding game for two players.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
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.
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
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 two stones.
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.
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?
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
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?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
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. . . .
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
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 train building game for 2 players.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
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 that tests your understanding of remainders.
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 square...
A game for two players on a large squared space.
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.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Start with any number of counters in any number of piles. 2 players take it in turns to remove any number of counters from a single pile. The winner is the player to take the last counter.