Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
This is an adding game for two players.
In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
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?
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?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
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?
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
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 players with a pack of cards. Practise your
skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit
the target score.
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 using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try
to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
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.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
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.
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?
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
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.
An extension of noughts and crosses in which the grid is enlarged
and the length of the winning line can to altered to 3, 4 or 5.
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?
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
A game for two players on a large squared space.
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 fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
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 two players. You'll need some counters.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
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
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.