A maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.

All you need for this game is a pack of cards. While you play the game, think about strategies that will increase your chances of winning.

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

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. . . .

In this game you throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first? Is this what you would expect?

Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more likely to win?

Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.

Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.

Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.

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

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

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. . . .

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.

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.

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

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

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

This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?

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

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

Start with any number of counters in any number of piles. 2 players take it in turns to remove any number of counters from a single pile. The winner is the player to take the last counter.

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.

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

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.

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

Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.

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 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.

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

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 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.

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

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. . . .

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...

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.

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?

We think this 3x3 version of the game is often harder than the 5x5 version. Do you agree? If so, why do you think that might be?

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

Unmultiply is a game of quick estimation. You need to find two numbers that multiply together to something close to the given target - fast! 10 levels with a high scores table.

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?

Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?