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

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.

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

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

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.

A game for 2 or more people, based on the traditional card game Rummy. Players aim to make two `tricks', where each trick has to consist of a picture of a shape, a name that describes that shape, and. . . .

In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.

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

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

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.

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?

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. Given an arrangement of matchsticks, players take it is turns to remove a matchstick, along with all of the matchsticks that touch it.

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

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

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

A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory

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

Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?

Here are some games for you to play with an adult. They are all based on popular NRICH games.

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

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.

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. . . .

Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

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?

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

Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.

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

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.

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...

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