Can you match the halves in this interactive game?
A number card game for 2-6 players.
An odd version of tic tac toe
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
A train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?
These games use ten-frames to develop children's 'sense of ten'.
An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .
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?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Can you identify the mathematicians?
Calculate the fractional amounts of money to match pairs of cards with the same value.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the variations too?
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.
Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
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.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
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.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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.
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. . . .
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
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.
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.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
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.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
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?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
Here are some games for you to play with an adult. They are all based on popular NRICH games.
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
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?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
How long does it take to brush your teeth? Can you find the matching length of time?
In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.