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?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
This is an adding game for two players.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
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?
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
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.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row 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. . . .
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.
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.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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 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.
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. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
This article for teachers describes several games, found on the site, all of which have a related structure that can be used to develop the skills of strategic planning.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
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?
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 moves.
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
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.
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.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
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.
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?
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
A train building game for 2 players.
A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.
In this game you throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first? Is this what you would expect?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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.