A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
How long does it take to brush your teeth? Can you find the matching length of time?
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.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive game.
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.
In this game for two players, take it in turns to shade one petal, or two petals next to each other. Is it better to go first or second?
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?
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
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.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
A train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
In this game you are challenged to gain more columns of lily pads than your opponent.
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.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Can you match the halves in this interactive game?
Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
Calculate the fractional amounts of money to match pairs of cards with the same value.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
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?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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 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.
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
Use your knowledge of place value to try to win this game. How will you maximise your score?
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.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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.
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
What might your first lesson with a new class look like? In this article, Cherri Moseley makes some suggestions for primary teachers.
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
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.