Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
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.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
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.
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. . . .
Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive game.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
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 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.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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 is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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?
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Here are some more upper primary strategy games for you to play.
This article outlines how strategy games can help children develop logical thinking, using examples from the NRICH website.
What might your first lesson with a new class look like? In this article, Cherri Moseley makes some suggestions for primary teachers.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
This is an adding game for two players.
These tasks and games are written for a child and adult to try together.
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 played with a standard pack of cards.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
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. Set out 16 counters in rows of 1,3,5 and 7. Players take turns to remove any number of counters from a row. The player left with the last counter looses.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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 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 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 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
The game uses a 3x3 square board. 2 players take turns to play, either placing a red on an empty square, or changing a red to orange, or orange to green. The player who forms 3 of 1 colour in a line. . . .
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.
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
How long does it take to brush your teeth? Can you find the matching length of time?
A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?
Investigations based on an Indian game.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
Add or subtract the two numbers on the spinners and try to complete a row of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?