Or search by topic

There are **188** NRICH Mathematical resources connected to **Games**, you may find related items under Physical and digital manipulatives.

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Seeing Parallelograms

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 parallelogram.

Age 7 to 11

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Rhombus It

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 rhombus.

Age 11 to 16

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Parallelogram It

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 parallelogram.

Age 11 to 16

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Less Is More

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

Age 7 to 11

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Statement Snap

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

Age 7 to 14

Challenge Level

Game
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Dicey Operations in Line

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

Age 7 to 11

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Seeing Squares

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.

Age 5 to 11

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Double or Halve?

Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?

Age 5 to 7

Challenge Level

Game
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Dicey Perimeter, Dicey Area

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?

Age 7 to 11

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Matching Time

Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.

Age 5 to 7

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Play to 37

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.

Age 7 to 11

Challenge Level

Game
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Spiralling Decimals

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

Age 7 to 14

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Incey Wincey Spider

You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?

Age 5 to 7

Challenge Level

Problem
Live Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Charlie's Delightful Machine

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

Age 11 to 16

Challenge Level

Game
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Dicey Operations

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

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Nice or Nasty

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

Age 7 to 14

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Strike it Out

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

Age 5 to 11

Challenge Level

Game
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Countdown

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

Age 7 to 14

Challenge Level

Game
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### The Remainders Game

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

Age 7 to 14

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Snap

Try this version of Snap with a friend - do you know the order of the days of the week?

Age 5 to 7

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Stop the Clock

This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?

Age 5 to 7

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Tug Harder!

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?

Age 7 to 11

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Tug of War

Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?

Age 5 to 7

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### First Connect Three

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?

Age 7 to 11

Challenge Level

Game
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Diamond Collector

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

Age 11 to 16

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Four Go

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?

Age 7 to 11

Challenge Level

Game
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Factors and Multiples Game

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

Age 7 to 16

Challenge Level

Game
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Transformation Game

Why not challenge a friend to play this transformation game?

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Diagonal Sums Sudoku

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

Age 7 to 16

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Diagonal Product Sudoku

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

Age 11 to 16

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Property Chart

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?

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Shapely Pairs

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...

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

Game
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Quadrilaterals Game

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

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Board Block Challenge

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

Age 7 to 11

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### The Twelve Pointed Star Game

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?

Age 7 to 11

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Fractions and Percentages Card Game

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

Age 11 to 16

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Square It

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.

Age 11 to 16

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Got It

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.

Age 7 to 14

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Multiplication Tables - Matching Cards

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

Age 5 to 11

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Matching Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

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

Age 7 to 14

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Totality

This is an adding game for two players. Can you be the first to reach the target?

Age 5 to 11

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Nim-7

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

Age 5 to 11

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Have You Got It?

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

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

Problem
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
### Nim

Start with any number of counters in any number of piles. 2 players take it in turns to remove any number of counters from a single pile. The loser is the player who takes the last counter.

Age 14 to 16

Challenge Level