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?

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

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

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

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?

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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 invites you to get familiar with a strategic game called "sprouts". The game is simple enough for younger children to understand, and has also provided experienced mathematicians with. . . .

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.

Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.

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.

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

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 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 winner is the player to take the last counter.

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

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?

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.

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

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

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

A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.

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

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.

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

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.