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.
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, 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.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
This is an adding game for two players.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
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.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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?
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
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?
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
A game for two players on a large squared space.
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.
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 activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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.
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 players. Draw a daisy with at least 5 petals. Shade 1 or 2 petals next to each other. The winner shades the last petal.
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. . . .
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
A train building game for 2 players.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
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.
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 using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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.
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 challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
A game for 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit the target score.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
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.
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
A number card game for 2-6 players.
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 fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?