An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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

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

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

Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?

A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.

A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.

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

Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?

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?

Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?

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. . . .

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.

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?

In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.

Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!

Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?

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.

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.

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.

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 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.

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.

A game to make and play based on the number line.

Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.

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

Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.

Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.

Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?

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?