Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
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?
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
couldn't be fun?
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.
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.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
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?
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.
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 shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
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
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
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 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.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
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. . . .
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?
This is an adding game for two players.
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
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
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.
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
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 collection of games on the NIM theme
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?
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
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.
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 simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain
A train building game for 2 players.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
A game to make and play based on the number line.
A Sudoku with a twist.
Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.
The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right
hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of
Basic strategy games are particularly suitable as starting points
for investigations. Players instinctively try to discover a winning
strategy, and usually the best way to do this is to analyse. . . .
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.