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.
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?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
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?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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. . . .
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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 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.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A train building game for 2 players.
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 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.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
A game for 2 players. Given a board of dots in a grid pattern, players take turns drawing a line by connecting 2 adjacent dots. Your goal is to complete more squares than your opponent.
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?
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. . . .
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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?
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
A game for two players on a large squared space.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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.
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.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
A number card game for 2-6 players.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
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?
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
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?
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?
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.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
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.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.