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...
A collection of games on the NIM theme
You'll need to know your number properties to win a game of Statement Snap...
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
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 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.
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 in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
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?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
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.
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.