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

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?

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?

Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.

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

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

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.

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. . . .

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 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.

Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more likely to win?

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

How long does it take to brush your teeth? Can you find the matching length of time?

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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