Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
A train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?
Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.
An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Here are some more upper primary strategy games for you to play.
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.
A game for 2 players. Given an arrangement of matchsticks, players take it is turns to remove a matchstick, along with all of the matchsticks that touch it.
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?
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.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
Gillian Hatch analyses what goes on when mathematical games are used as a pedagogic device.
This article outlines how strategy games can help children develop logical thinking, using examples from the NRICH website.
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.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive game.
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 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.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
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 simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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 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?
Calculate the fractional amounts of money to match pairs of cards with the same value.
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 game played with a standard pack of cards.
These tasks and games are written for a child and adult to try together.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Investigations based on an Indian game.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
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 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.
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?