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.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.
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.
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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
A game for 2 or more people, based on the traditional card game Rummy. Players aim to make two `tricks', where each trick has to consist of a picture of a shape, a name that describes that shape, and. . . .
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.
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.
A train building game for 2 players.
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 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.
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?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
How good are you at estimating angles?
Investigations based on an Indian game.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
A game for 2 players. Given an arrangement of matchsticks, players take it is turns to remove a matchstick, along with all of the matchsticks that touch it.
Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.
A game to make and play based on the number line.
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. . . .
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 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.
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 simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
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.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?