For mathematical board game fun, come the Maths Institute and play some of the games on offer.

Suitable for: Ages 5+. Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult over 18. Due to space limitations we will not admit children younger than 5.


Girl playing Tantrix game
Family playing City of Zombies
Father and son playing Prime Climb
Family playing Qwirkle


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The Dragon Games is an opportunity for dragon wranglers of all ages to show their skills. Put the dragons through their paces over four events and emerge champion dragon wrangler.

Sumoku is a unique crossword-style game with numbers that can be played five different ways. Players add up the tiles to multiples of a number shown on the die. Once all the tiles are connected together, it's a sumoku. Whether you look for fast action with friends, a challenging pastime, or an addictive game that brings family together, sumoku has it all, Packed with endless challenges, sumoku is pure adding fun.

SET is a speed game. The first to see a SET, calls out ‘SET’ and picks up the three cards that make the SET. There are no turns and no luck. Race to find as many SETs as fast as you can. Be the one who has the most SETs when the cards are gone, and you win! SET is a game of fast-thinking fun!

Age: 10+

Players: 2-20

Time: 30 mins

Tactile block game that combines logic and strategy with easy-to-learn rules. Plan your moves to create columns and rows of matching colors and shapes; score big when you place a tile that works in multiple directions.

Age: 6+

Players: 2-4

Time: 45 mins

A beautiful, colorful, mathematical board game designed for 2 to 4 players. Roll the dice and add, subtract, multiply and divide your way to the center of the board, picking up Prime cards and bumping your opponents back to start as you go. The first to land both pawns on 101 wins the game! 

Age: 10+

Players: 2-4

Time: 45 mins

An elegant coffee-table strategy game from New Zealand. Its intriguing mixture of skill and chance makes Tantrix a fun family game, at the same time as being utterly addictive to the serious player.

Age: 8+

Players: 1-4

Time: 30 mins

The Aliens are invading and turning everyone in the City into Zombies… and only you can stop them!

City of Zombies is a cooperative game for 1 to 6 players who must team up and help each other to survive.

Players take turns to roll 3 Battle Dice, they can then add, subtract, multiply and divide dice together to build awesome attack combos in an attempt to take out as many Zombies as possible.  

Clear the board of Zombies to save Survivors and boost your score, gain Heroes to help you fight Zombies and collect items along the way that modify your dice, weaken Zombies or even change the rules!

* This game is kindly provided by ThinkNoodle Games

Age: 5+

Players: 1-6

Time: 25-45 mins

Collect, count and compare animals in this delightful Early Years numeracy game that’s fun for the whole family.

*This game is kindly provided by ThinkNoodle Games

Age: 3+

Players: 2-4

Time: 10 mins


Hanabi is a co-operative card game in which players, aware of other players' cards but not their own, attempt to play a series of cards in a specific order.

Age: 8+

Players: 2-5

Time: 25 mins

Nmbr 9 is a game stacking number tiles without any overhang - points are only scored for numbers that are off the ground floor!

Age: 8+

Number of players: 1-4

Playing time: 20 mins

Number Rumbler is a family card game which uses numbers to help you with your times tables whilst having fun at the same time! You can play a quiet game of pairs or a get a bit louder with snap.

When you play our numbers card game you’ll be having fun, practising your times tables, and developing ‘number sense’.

Number sense is what it sounds like: a sense for numbers. Learning multiplication tables is all about number facts: 2 x 5 is 10, for example. Number sense is more fun and more valuable. It’s about understanding how numbers relate to each other more broadly.

Number Rumbler was a finalist in the Science Toy Award 2016.


*This game is kindly provided by Maths on Toast


Age: 6+
Players: 1-4
Time: 5-25 mins