There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...

Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.

Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?

This is a game for two players. What must you subtract to remove the rolled digit from your number? The first to zero wins!

Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?

Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.

Use your knowledge of place value to try to win this game. How will you maximise your score?

A game for 2 players. Using 2 dice, some counters and a games board, can you form a line of counters from one side of the board to the other?

Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.

Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?

A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.

Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?

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 pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?

A game for 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit the target score.

This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.

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.

A game for 2 or more people. Starting with 100, subratct a number from 1 to 9 from the total. You score for making an odd number, a number ending in 0 or a multiple of 6.

A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.

Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?

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.

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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.

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

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, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?

Calculate the fractional amounts of money to match pairs of cards with the same value.

A game for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.

Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.

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.

Here are some more upper primary strategy games for you to play.

Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.

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.

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?

What might your first lesson with a new class look like? In this article, Cherri Moseley makes some suggestions for primary teachers.

Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.

A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.

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.

Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.

Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.

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.

Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?

Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.