Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
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.
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
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.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
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.
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?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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?
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.
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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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 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.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
A game for two players on a large squared space.
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. . . .
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.
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
A train building game for 2 players.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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. . . .
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.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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?
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
This is an adding game for two players.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
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?
Why not challenge a friend to play this transformation game?