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.

Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?

Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.

Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.

Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?

A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.

Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...

Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?

Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.

Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.

Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?

Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.

Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?

Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.

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.

This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

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.

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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 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.

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.

Match the cards of the same value.

A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.

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.

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 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 game for 2 players. Take turns to place a counter so that it occupies one of the lowest possible positions in the grid. The first player to complete a line of 4 wins.

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.

Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.

Four numbers on an intersection that need to be placed in the surrounding cells. That is all you need to know to solve this sudoku.

A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.

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.

Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.

The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of moves.

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?

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?