A maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.

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. . . .

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

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

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.

All you need for this game is a pack of cards. While you play the game, think about strategies that will increase your chances of winning.

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

Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?

A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?

A game in which players take it in turns to try to draw quadrilaterals (or triangles) with particular properties. Is it possible to fill the game grid?

A game in which players take it in turns to turn up two cards. If they can draw a triangle which satisfies both properties they win the pair of cards. And a few challenging questions to follow...

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

To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the patterns of play are similar.

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.

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.

Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?

Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.

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.

Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?

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

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

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

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

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. . . .

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

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

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 players. Set out 16 counters in rows of 1,3,5 and 7. Players take turns to remove any number of counters from a row. The player left with the last counter looses.

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!

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

Why not challenge a friend to play this transformation game?

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 loser is the player who takes the last counter.

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.

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 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 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.

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...

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.