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?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
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?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
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?
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
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 is an adding game for two players.
A game for 2 players. Given a board of dots in a grid pattern, players take turns drawing a line by connecting 2 adjacent dots. Your goal is to complete more squares than your opponent.
A game for two players on a large squared space.
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. 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 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.
Investigations based on an Indian game.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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. . . .
An extension of noughts and crosses in which the grid is enlarged and the length of the winning line can to altered to 3, 4 or 5.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
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.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this 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.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
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?
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.
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.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?
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 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.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?