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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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. . . .

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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. . . .

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.

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

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

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.

A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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?

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

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

There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...

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.

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

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

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 to make and play based on the number line.

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

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

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

An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.

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?

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