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

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.

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 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.

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.

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

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

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

Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.

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

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

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 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.

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

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.

Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?

Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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.

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

Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the variations too?

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.

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

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 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.

Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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