This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his friend trapped in the tower.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
Play a dice game of chance
In this game you throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first?
A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
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?
A game for 2 players with similarities 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.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.
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.
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
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.
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 fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more likely to win?
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.
A maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.
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.
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. . . .
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.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
A collection of games on the NIM theme
A game for two people, who take turns to move the counters. The player to remove the last counter from the board wins.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
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 game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and some are good for your reasoning skills.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
A train building game for 2 players.
Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Match the halves.
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 to make and play based on the number line.