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

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 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.

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 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.

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

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

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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

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

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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

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 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.

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.

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?

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 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.

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

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

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. . . .

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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.

A game in which players take it in turns to try to draw quadrilaterals (or triangles) with particular properties. Is it possible to fill the game grid?

A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?

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

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

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.

There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...

A game in which players take it in turns to turn up two cards. If they can draw a triangle which satisfies both properties they win the pair of cards. And a few challenging questions to follow...

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

Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.