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?

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.

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?

How long does it take to brush your teeth? Can you find the matching length of time?

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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

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.

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

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?

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

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

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

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.

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

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?

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.

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.

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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.

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 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.

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.

Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

A game for 2 or more people, based on the traditional card game Rummy.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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?

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.