In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?

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

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

Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?

A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.

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 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. . . .

Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.

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

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 is a game for 2 players. Each player has 4 counters each, and wins by blocking their opponent's counters. A good follow-on from two stones.

This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.

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

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

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

The game uses a 3x3 square board. 2 players take turns to play, either placing a red on an empty square, or changing a red to orange, or orange to green. The player who forms 3 of 1 colour in a line. . . .

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 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.

A game for 1 person to develop stategy and shape and space awareness. 12 counters are placed on a board. Counters are removed one at a time. The aim is to be left with only 1 counter.

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...

A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.

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

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

In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.

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

Have a go at this game which has been inspired by the Big Internet Math-Off 2019. Can you gain more columns of lily pads than your opponent?

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

Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?

Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.

Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?

Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?

Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?

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.

In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.

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.

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

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

Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.

Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.

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

Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.

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

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.