The computer starts with all the lights off, but then clicks 3, 4 or 5 times at random, leaving some lights on. Can you switch them off again?
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and some are good for your reasoning skills.
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 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.
A game for two people, who take turns to move the counters. The player to remove the last counter from the board wins.
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
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.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his friend trapped in the tower.
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.
Can you identify the mathematicians?
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.
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.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
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.
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
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.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
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 two players on a large squared space.
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.
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 is an adding game for two players.
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.
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
A game for 2 players. Using 2 dice, some counters and a games board, can you form a line of counters from one side of the board to the other?
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 challenge is a game for two players. Choose two of the numbers to multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Match the halves.
A game to make and play based on the number line.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
A train building game for 2 players.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.