There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
We think this 3x3 version of the game is often harder than the 5x5 version. Do you agree? If so, why do you think that might be?
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than 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.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two of the numbers to multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row?
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 number card game for 2-6 players.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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.
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 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.
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. . . .
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
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 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 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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?
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
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. . . .
Add or subtract the two numbers on the spinners and try to complete a row of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
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?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
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.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
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.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remove 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?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
This is an adding game for two players.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?