Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves

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.

A game for 2 players. Given a board of dots in a grid pattern, players take turns drawing a line by connecting 2 adjacent dots. Your goal is to complete more squares than your opponent.

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.

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

A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

An extension of noughts and crosses in which the grid is enlarged and the length of the winning line can to altered to 3, 4 or 5.

A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!

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

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

A game for 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.

Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?

An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .

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

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.

Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

An interactive game to be played on your own or with friends. Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.

Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?

Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?

A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.

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

Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.

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 game to make and play based on the number line.

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

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...

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.

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

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

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

Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?

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?

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.

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

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

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

A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with the measuring tool shown.

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

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. . . .

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