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?

Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.

Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive game.

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 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.

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, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.

This article supplies teachers with information that may be useful in better understanding the nature of games and their role in teaching and learning mathematics.

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.

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.

This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.

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.

A game for two people that everybody knows. If you play correctly you never lose!

What might your first lesson with a new class look like? In this article, Cherri Moseley makes some suggestions for primary teachers.

Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.

This article outlines how strategy games can help children develop logical thinking, using examples from the NRICH website.

Here are some more upper primary strategy games for you to play.

Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.

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

Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?

Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?

Gillian Hatch analyses what goes on when mathematical games are used as a pedagogic device.

Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.

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?

Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.

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. . . .

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.

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.

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 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 train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?

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

Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.

Use your knowledge of place value to try to win this game. How will you maximise your score?

You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?

A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.

Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?

Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?

Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?

Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?

Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?

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

Have a go at this game which has been inspired by the Big Internet Math-Off 2019. Can you gain more columns of lily pads than your opponent?

Not all of us a bursting with creative game ideas, but there are several ways to go about creating a game that will assist even the busiest and most reluctant game designer.