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

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.

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.

Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his friend trapped in the tower.

Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?

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?

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.

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?

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

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

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

A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

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

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. . . .

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

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

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

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

A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.

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?

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

A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. 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. . . .

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

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?

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.

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

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

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 to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory

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

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

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

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

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