There are **153** NRICH Mathematical resources connected to **Games**, you may find related items under Thinking Mathematically.

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

Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?

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.

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

We think this 3x3 version of the game is often harder than the 5x5 version. Do you agree? If so, why do you think that might be?

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

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

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

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

Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.

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?

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?

Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.

This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two of the numbers to multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row?

A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?

Why not challenge a friend to play this transformation game?

Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.

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

A game in which players take it in turns to try to draw quadrilaterals (or triangles) with particular properties. Is it possible to fill the game grid?

A game in which players take it in turns to turn up two cards. If they can draw a triangle which satisfies both properties they win the pair of cards. And a few challenging questions to follow...

A game for 2 or more people, based on the traditional card game Rummy.

Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?

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?

Can you find the pairs that represent the same amount of money?

Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.

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

Can you match pairs of fractions, decimals and percentages, and beat your previous scores?

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

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

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?

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?

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

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

Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?