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?
This is an adding game for two players.
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?
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?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
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 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?
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
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?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
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. . . .
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
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.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
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?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
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.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
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. . . .
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
A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain
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
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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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.
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.
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.
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
Unmultiply is a game of quick estimation. You need to find two numbers that multiply together to something close to the given target - fast! 10 levels with a high scores table.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
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 train building game for 2 players.