Games

Browse our primary games, many of which are perfect for use in the mathematics classroom.

Sprouts

Age 7 to 18 Challenge Level:

A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.

Gotcha

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.

Criss Cross Quiz

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.

Diagonal Dodge

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.

Board Block

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?

Tower Rescue

Age 7 to 18 Challenge Level:

Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his friend trapped in the tower.

The Unmultiply Game

Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

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.

Nice or Nasty for Two

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.

Droplets

Try this slightly more challenging version of Driplets and see if you can find a winning strategy.

Line of Four

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.

Nim-like Games

Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

A collection of games on the NIM theme

Tandems

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.

Game of PIG - Ones

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Play a dice game of chance

Calculator Bingo

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

Advent Calendar 2010

Age 5 to 16 Challenge Level:

Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.