Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
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?
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
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 somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
A variant on the game Alquerque
A number card game for 2-6 players.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
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.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
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?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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?
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
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.
An interactive game to be played on your own or with friends. Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
A game for two people, who take turns to move the counters. The player to remove the last counter from the board wins.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
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.
Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?
A train building game for 2 players.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Match the halves.
A game for 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
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. . . .
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 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit the target score.