Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
A number card game for 2-6 players.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
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 matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the
numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
This is an adding game for two players.
A game for two people, who take turns to move the counters. The player to remove the last counter from the board wins.
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 game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
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?
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.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
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 Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
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 article for teachers, Liz Woodham describes the criteria she uses to choose mathematical games for the classroom and shares some examples from NRICH.
This article for teachers describes several games, found on the
site, all of which have a related structure that can be used to
develop the skills of strategic planning.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
A Sudoku with a twist.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
A train building game for 2 players.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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 sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary
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 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.
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. . . .
Four numbers on an intersection that need to be placed in the
surrounding cells. That is all you need to know to solve this
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
A game for two players on a large squared space.
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.
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?
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.