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

A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

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

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

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.

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

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?

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

A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?

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

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

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.

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.

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

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...

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

We think this 3x3 version of the game is often harder than the 5x5 version. Do you agree? If so, why do you think that might be?

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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. . . .

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. . . .

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?

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...

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

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. . . .

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