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.

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.

A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.

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.

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.

A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.

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.

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

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

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.

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?

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

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

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

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.

Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and some are good for your reasoning skills.

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.

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. 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 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.

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 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. . . .

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

This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.

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

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.

This article supplies teachers with information that may be useful in better understanding the nature of games and their role in teaching and learning mathematics.

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

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

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

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. . . .

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...