Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
This is a game for two players. What must you subtract to remove the rolled digit from your number? The first to zero wins!
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
This is an adding game for two players.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive game.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
A number game requiring 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?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
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.
Calculate the fractional amounts of money to match pairs of cards with the same value.
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.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Use your knowledge of place value to try to win this game. How will you maximise your score?
A number card game for 2-6 players.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
This is a 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 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.
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 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 train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?
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?
A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
This article for teachers describes several games, found on the site, all of which have a related structure that can be used to develop the skills of strategic planning.
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
How long does it take to brush your teeth? Can you find the matching length of time?
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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?
A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.
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 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.
You'll need to know your number properties to win a game of Statement Snap...
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
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 game for two people that everybody knows. 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.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
Here are some more upper primary strategy games for you to play.
What might your first lesson with a new class look like? In this article, Cherri Moseley makes some suggestions for primary teachers.