A game for two players on a large squared space.
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.
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 make the birds from the egg tangram?
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.
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
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?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
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 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?
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
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?
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.
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
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?
How long does it take to brush your teeth? Can you find the matching length of time?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
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.
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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
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. . . .
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.
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.
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...
Basic strategy games are particularly suitable as starting points for investigations. Players instinctively try to discover a winning strategy, and usually the best way to do this is to analyse. . . .
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with the measuring tool shown.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Can you match the halves in this interactive game?
Calculate the fractional amounts of money to match pairs of cards with the same value.
A train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?
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 Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
What might your first lesson with a new class look like? In this article, Cherri Moseley makes some suggestions for primary teachers.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
These tasks and games are written for a child and adult to try together.