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

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

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

This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two of the numbers to multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row?

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.

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?

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

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.

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

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

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 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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?

Here are some games for you to play with an adult. They are all based on popular NRICH games.

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

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 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.

A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!

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.

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.

A train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?

This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.

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

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.

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?

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.

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?

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.

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

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.

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?

Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?