Why not challenge a friend to play this transformation game?

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.

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

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. . . .

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

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...

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

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

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

A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

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

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

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

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?

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

Match the cards of the same value.

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.

Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.

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. . . .

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

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. 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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.

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

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

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

Many natural systems appear to be in equilibrium until suddenly a critical point is reached, setting up a mudslide or an avalanche or an earthquake. In this project, students will use a simple. . . .