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. . . .

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

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

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.

A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.

A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!

This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.

A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.

Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.

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

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

A game for 2 players. Using 2 dice, some counters and a games board, can you form a line of counters from one side of the board to the other?

A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.

A game for 2 players. Draw a daisy with at least 5 petals. Shade 1 or 2 petals next to each other. The winner shades the last petal.

Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.

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.

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .

A game for 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.

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

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

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?

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

Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?

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

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.

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

In this game you throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first? Is this what you would expect?

A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory

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

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 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.

Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?

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

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.

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. . . .