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

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

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?

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

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.

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

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. . . .

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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 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. . . .

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

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?

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

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.

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

Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.

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

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

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

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 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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.