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.
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 for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
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.
First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.
Why not challenge a friend to play this transformation game?
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?
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
A game for two players on a large squared space.
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?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A game for 2 players. Draw a daisy with at least 5 petals. Shade 1 or 2 petals next to each other. The winner shades the last petal.
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
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 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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.
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.
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.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
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 train building game for 2 players.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
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 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.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
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.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
A number card game for 2-6 players.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
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?