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

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

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.

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 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 that tests your understanding of remainders.

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. . . .

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...

Why not challenge a friend to play this transformation game?

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. . . .

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.

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. 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 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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 Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.

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