Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remove them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
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?
How long does it take to brush your teeth? Can you find the matching length of time?
This is an adding game for two players.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
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?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
These games use ten-frames to develop children's 'sense of ten'.
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.
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 fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
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.
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
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.
You'll need to know your number properties to win a game of Statement Snap...
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
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?
Use your knowledge of place value to try to win this game. How will you maximise your score?
A game for two players on a large squared space.
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.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
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?
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
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.
This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
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.
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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. . . .
These games devised by Jenni Way use dot cards which will help children see the structure of numbers 1-6 and give them confidence as they begin to add and subtract these numbers.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
Here are some more upper primary strategy games for you to play.
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.
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.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.