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. . . .
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 Sudoku with clues as ratios or fractions.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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?
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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.
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Gillian Hatch analyses what goes on when mathematical games are used as a pedagogic device.
A game for two players on a large squared space.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
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 Sudoku with clues as ratios.
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.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
This article supplies teachers with information that may be useful in better understanding the nature of games and their role in teaching and learning mathematics.
This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
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?
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 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
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.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
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 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
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 train building game for 2 players.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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.
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.
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?
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
Unmultiply is a game of quick estimation. You need to find two numbers that multiply together to something close to the given target - fast! 10 levels with a high scores table.
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. . . .