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 make the birds from the egg tangram?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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?
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 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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 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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A game for two players on a large squared space.
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.
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 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.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
A train building game for 2 players.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
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. . . .
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
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.
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.
This is an adding game for two players.
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.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
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.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
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 shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with the measuring tool shown.
A game to make and play based on the number 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.