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.

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

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 is a simple version of an ancient game played all over the world. It is also called Mancala. What tactics will increase your chances of winning?

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

The game of go has a simple mechanism. This discussion of the principle of two eyes in go has shown that the game does not depend on equally clear-cut concepts.

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 Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

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

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

A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.

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

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 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.

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

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.

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

This is an interactive net of a Rubik's cube. Twists of the 3D cube become mixes of the squares on the 2D net. Have a play and see how many scrambles you can undo!

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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. . . .

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 that tests your understanding of remainders.

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

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

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

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