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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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

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...

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

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

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. . . .

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

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 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 Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.