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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. . . .

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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 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.

A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.

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.

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

Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?

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

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

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.

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.

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

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. 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?

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

A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.

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

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

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

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.

Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?

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

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

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

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.

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.