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

A game for 2 players. Take turns to place a counter so that it occupies one of the lowest possible positions in the grid. The first player to complete a line of 4 wins.

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.

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?

A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

Four numbers on an intersection that need to be placed in the surrounding cells. That is all you need to know to solve this sudoku.

Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.

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

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, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?

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

Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.

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.

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.

Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his friend trapped in the tower.

Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?

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...

This second Sudoku article discusses "Corresponding Sudokus" which are pairs of Sudokus with terms that can be matched using a substitution rule.

This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for the price of one

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 for two people, who take turns to move the counters. The player to remove the last counter from the board wins.

A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.

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

An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.

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

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

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

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.

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

Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and some are good for your reasoning skills.

Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.

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?

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. . . .

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

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.

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 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 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.

Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?

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

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