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?
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
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.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
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, 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?
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 fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
A train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?
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.
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.
A game for 2 players. Draw a daisy with at least 5 petals. Shade 1 or 2 petals next to each other. The winner shades the last petal.
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
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. . . .
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.
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.
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?
This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
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 is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
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.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
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?
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.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
An odd version of tic tac toe
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
In this game you throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first?
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.