The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

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.

Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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?

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

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 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. . . .

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.

A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.

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

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

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 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 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.

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

A game for 2 players. Draw a daisy with at least 5 petals. Shade 1 or 2 petals next to each other. The winner shades the last petal.

In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the number line first?

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

This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two numbers from the grid and multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row before your partner?

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

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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.

Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.

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. . . .