Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?

A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?

Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?

You'll need to know your number properties to win a game of Statement Snap...

Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?

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 to make and play based on the number line.

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

Basic strategy games are particularly suitable as starting points for investigations. Players instinctively try to discover a winning strategy, and usually the best way to do this is to analyse. . . .

Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.

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

This article outlines how strategy games can help children develop logical thinking, using examples from the NRICH website.

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

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.

Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive game.

A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.

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

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

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

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

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.

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 game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.

Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.

Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?

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

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?

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

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?

Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!

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

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?

A game for two people that everybody knows. If you play correctly you never lose!