A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.

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?

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

Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?

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

The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of moves.

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. Can be played online. One player has 1 red counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.

A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.

Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?

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.

Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.

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.

A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

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.

Unmultiply is a game of quick estimation. You need to find two numbers that multiply together to something close to the given target - fast! 10 levels with a high scores table.

Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves

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

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.

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

Basic strategy games are particularly suitable as starting points for investigations. Players instinctively try to discover a winning strategy, and usually the best way to do this is to analyse. . . .

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

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 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.

An ordinary set of dominoes can be laid out as a 7 by 4 magic rectangle in which all the spots in all the columns add to 24, while those in the rows add to 42. Try it! Now try the magic square...

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

Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?

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. . . .

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.

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 game to make and play based on the number line.

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

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. . . .

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

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

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

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

Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?

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

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

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