How good are you at estimating angles?
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his friend trapped in the tower.
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.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
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 collection of games on the NIM theme
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
A game for 2 players with similaritlies to NIM. Place one counter on each spot on the games board. Players take it is turns to remove 1 or 2 adjacent counters. The winner picks up the last counter.
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
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.
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
In this game you throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first? Is this what you would expect?
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
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.
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
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?
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
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.
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?
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
This article invites you to get familiar with a strategic game called "sprouts". The game is simple enough for younger children to understand, and has also provided experienced mathematicians with. . . .
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.
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 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.
A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
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.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
A game for two people, who take turns to move the counters. The player to remove the last counter from the board wins.
Play a dice game of chance
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
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.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
We think this 3x3 version of the game is often harder than the 5x5 version. Do you agree? If so, why do you think that might be?
A maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
Many natural systems appear to be in equilibrium until suddenly a critical point is reached, setting up a mudslide or an avalanche or an earthquake. In this project, students will use a simple. . . .
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 that tests your understanding of remainders.