A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown 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.
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
A train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
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?
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.
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. . . .
This is an adding game for two players.
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.
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. . . .
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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.
Use your knowledge of place value to try to win this game. How will you maximise your score?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
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 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
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 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
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.
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?
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.
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?
Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
Investigations based on an Indian game.
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?
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.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
What might your first lesson with a new class look like? In this article, Cherri Moseley makes some suggestions for primary teachers.
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
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.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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.
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.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
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 two players on a large squared space.