Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?

This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.

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

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?

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 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. 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.

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

You'll need to know your number properties to win a game of Statement Snap...

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.

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

A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.

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

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 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.

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

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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

Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?

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.

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.

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. . . .

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 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

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?