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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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

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?

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. . . .

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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

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 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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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. . . .

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

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.

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. . . .

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

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

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.