Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.

Not all of us a bursting with creative game ideas, but there are several ways to go about creating a game that will assist even the busiest and most reluctant game designer.

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.

Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?

Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the variations too?

A game for 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.

Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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. . . .

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.

A game for 2 players. Given a board of dots in a grid pattern, players take turns drawing a line by connecting 2 adjacent dots. Your goal is to complete more squares than your opponent.

Gillian Hatch analyses what goes on when mathematical games are used as a pedagogic device.

This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?

Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?

Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.

In this article for teachers, Liz Woodham describes the criteria she uses to choose mathematical games for the classroom and shares some examples from NRICH.

Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?

Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?

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. . . .

Basic strategy games are particularly suitable as starting points for investigations. Players instinctively try to discover a winning strategy, and usually the best way to do this is to analyse. . . .

Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves

You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?

Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?

A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!

Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?

Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?

An extension of noughts and crosses in which the grid is enlarged and the length of the winning line can to altered to 3, 4 or 5.

A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.

Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?

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 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

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.

The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.

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.

This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two numbers from the grid and multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row before your partner?

A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with the measuring tool shown.