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?
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
This is an adding game for two players.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
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?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
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?
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.
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?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
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?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
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?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
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.
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 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 people. Starting with 100, subratct a number from 1 to 9 from the total. You score for making an odd number, a number ending in 0 or a multiple of 6.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
This is a game for two players. You will need some small-square grid paper, a die and two felt-tip pens or highlighters. Players take turns to roll the die, then move that number of squares in. . . .
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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 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.
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 that tests your understanding of remainders.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
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 2 players. Take turns to place a counter so that it occupies one of the lowest possible positions in the grid. The first player to complete a line of 4 wins.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
All you need for this game is a pack of cards. While you play the game, think about strategies that will increase your chances of winning.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
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.
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 train building game for 2 players.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?