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?
Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive game.
Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
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 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 two people that everybody knows. If you play correctly you never lose!
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
A train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?
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.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
What might your first lesson with a new class look like? In this article, Cherri Moseley makes some suggestions for primary teachers.
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
This article outlines how strategy games can help children develop logical thinking, using examples from the NRICH website.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
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.
These tasks and games are written for a child and adult to try together.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
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.
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.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
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.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
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. . . .
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?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
A game for 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit the target score.
Can you match the halves in this interactive game?
Calculate the fractional amounts of money to match pairs of cards with the same value.
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
These games use ten-frames to develop children's 'sense of ten'.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Use your knowledge of place value to try to win this game. How will you maximise your score?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
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 game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.
A number card game for 2-6 players.