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

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

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

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

An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.

This article for teachers describes several games, found on the site, all of which have a related structure that can be used to develop the skills of strategic planning.

A game for 2 players. Set out 16 counters in rows of 1,3,5 and 7. Players take turns to remove any number of counters from a row. The player left with the last counter looses.

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 2 players with similarities to NIM. Place one counter on each spot on the games board. Players take it is turns to remove 1 or 2 adjacent counters. The winner picks up the last counter.

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

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

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

Four numbers on an intersection that need to be placed in the surrounding cells. That is all you need to know to solve this sudoku.

Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?

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

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

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.

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

Some puzzles requiring no knowledge of knot theory, just a careful inspection of the patterns. A glimpse of the classification of knots and a little about prime knots, crossing numbers and. . . .

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

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

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

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?

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.

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

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 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?

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

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.

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

This article invites you to get familiar with a strategic game called "sprouts". The game is simple enough for younger children to understand, and has also provided experienced mathematicians with. . . .

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

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

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

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.

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

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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

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.

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

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 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.