Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
You'll need to know your number properties to win a game of Statement Snap...
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?
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
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.
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
A collection of games on the NIM theme
Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and some are good for your reasoning skills.
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Can you match pairs of fractions, decimals and percentages, and beat your previous scores?
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 winning.
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?