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

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.

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. . . .

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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

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

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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

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.

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

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.

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?

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

A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with the measuring tool shown.

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

Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?

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 game to make and play based on the number line.

In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.

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

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

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.

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.

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 simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?

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

A game for 2 players. Given an arrangement of matchsticks, players take it is turns to remove a matchstick, along with all of the matchsticks that touch it.

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.

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

This is a game for two players. You will need some small-square grid paper, a die and two felt-tip pens or highlighters. Players take turns to roll the die, then move that number of squares in. . . .

A game for 2 or more people. Starting with 100, subratct a number from 1 to 9 from the total. You score for making an odd number, a number ending in 0 or a multiple of 6.

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