Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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 two players on a large squared space.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
A train building game for 2 players.
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 for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
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 can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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.
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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.
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
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?
In this game you throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first? Is this what you would expect?
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more likely to win?
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
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. . . .
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.
A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
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.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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 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.
This is a game for two players. You will need some small-square grid paper, a die and two felt-tip pens or highlighters. Players take turns to roll the die, then move that number of squares in. . . .
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
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.
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?