Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
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.
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?
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
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?
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
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.
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?
How long does it take to brush your teeth? Can you find the matching length of time?
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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 you throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first?
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.
Gillian Hatch analyses what goes on when mathematical games are used as a pedagogic device.
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
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 article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
Not all of us a bursting with creative game ideas, but there are several ways to go about creating a game that will assist even the busiest and most reluctant game designer.
A game for two players on a large squared space.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
This is an adding game for two players.
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 match the halves in this interactive game?
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?
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.
You'll need to know your number properties to win a game of Statement Snap...
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?
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?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
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.
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?
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. . . .
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 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
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.
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
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.
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...
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.