Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
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?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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.
Add or subtract the two numbers on the spinners and try to complete a row of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
How long does it take to brush your teeth? Can you find the matching length of time?
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
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 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
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?
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 two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
This article for teachers describes several games, found on the site, all of which have a related structure that can be used to develop the skills of strategic planning.
A game for two players on a large squared space.
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?
Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive game.
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
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.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
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?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
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.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.
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.
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
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?
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Here are some more upper primary strategy games for you to play.
Use your knowledge of place value to try to win this game. How will you maximise your score?
This article outlines how strategy games can help children develop logical thinking, using examples from the NRICH website.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
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?
How good are you at estimating angles?
What might your first lesson with a new class look like? In this article, Cherri Moseley makes some suggestions for primary teachers.