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 simple game for 2 players invented by John Conway. It is played on a 3x3 square board with 9 counters that are black on one side and white on the other.

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

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. . . .

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

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. Given an arrangement of matchsticks, players take it is turns to remove a matchstick, along with all of the matchsticks that touch it.

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

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

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.

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 to make and play based on the number line.

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

Unmultiply is a game of quick estimation. You need to find two numbers that multiply together to something close to the given target - fast! 10 levels with a high scores table.

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?

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

A game for 2 people. Take turns to move the counters 1, 2 or 3 spaces. The player to remove the last counter off the board wins.

A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.

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.

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

This article explains the use of the idea of connectedness in networks, in two different ways, to bring into focus the basics of the game of Go, namely capture and territory.

This article shows how abstract thinking and a little number theory throw light on the scoring in the game Go.

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 Sudoku based on clues that give the differences between adjacent cells.

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

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.

A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

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

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

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. . . .

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