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. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.

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.

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

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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

Gillian Hatch analyses what goes on when mathematical games are used as a pedagogic device.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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 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.

Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive 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 activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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

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. . . .

Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?

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

An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.

A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?

Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?

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.

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

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

A game for 2 players with similarities to NIM. Place one counter on each spot on the games board. Players take it is turns to remove 1 or 2 adjacent counters. The winner picks up the last counter.

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

A game for two people, who take turns to move the counters. The player to remove the last counter from the board wins.

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

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 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?

Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?

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

Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and some are good for your reasoning skills.