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 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit the target score.

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. 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.

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

A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.

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

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

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

Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?

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. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.

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.

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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.

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

Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

This is a game for two players. What must you subtract to remove the rolled digit from your number? The first to zero wins!

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. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.

Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?

A game for two people that everybody knows. If you play correctly you never lose!

Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs 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?

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