An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.

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

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.

A game for 2 or more people, based on the traditional card game Rummy. Players aim to make two `tricks', where each trick has to consist of a picture of a shape, a name that describes that shape, and. . . .

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

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.

A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.

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 2 players. Draw a daisy with at least 5 petals. Shade 1 or 2 petals next to each other. The winner shades the last petal.

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

A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.

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

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

A game for 2 players with similaritlies to NIM. Place one counter on each spot on the games board. Players take it is turns to remove 1 or 2 adjacent counters. The winner picks up the last counter.

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

Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.

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.

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

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

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. . . .

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.

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.

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. . . .

This article invites you to get familiar with a strategic game called "sprouts". The game is simple enough for younger children to understand, and has also provided experienced mathematicians with. . . .

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

Some puzzles requiring no knowledge of knot theory, just a careful inspection of the patterns. A glimpse of the classification of knots and a little about prime knots, crossing numbers and. . . .

Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.

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

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

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.

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.

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 2 players. Using 2 dice, some counters and a games board, can you form a line of counters from one side of the board to the other?

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

The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

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.

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

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

A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory

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.

Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?

Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?