This is an adding game for two players.
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
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 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
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?
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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?
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Match the halves.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
A variant on the game Alquerque
An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .
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.
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the variations too?
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 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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A train building game for 2 players.
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.
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?
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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?
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.
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
An odd version of tic tac toe
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
A game to make and play based on the number line.
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. . . .
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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 make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.