There are **95** NRICH Mathematical resources connected to **Games**, you may find related items under Mathematical Thinking.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

Many natural systems appear to be in equilibrium until suddenly a critical point is reached, setting up a mudslide or an avalanche or an earthquake. In this project, students will use a simple. . . .

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?

Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?

This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.

Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!

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

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.

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

This is an interactive net of a Rubik's cube. Twists of the 3D cube become mixes of the squares on the 2D net. Have a play and see how many scrambles you can undo!

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.

This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?

This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for the price of one

This second Sudoku article discusses "Corresponding Sudokus" which are pairs of Sudokus with terms that can be matched using a substitution rule.

A Sudoku based on clues that give the differences between adjacent cells.

A game to make and play based on the number line.

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

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.

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