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.

Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?

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. . . .

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 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.

A maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.

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.

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

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

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?

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?

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

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

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

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.

Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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.

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

A game for 2 players. Set out 16 counters in rows of 1,3,5 and 7. Players take turns to remove any number of counters from a row. The player left with the last counter looses.

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.

A game for two people, who take turns to move the counters. The player to remove the last counter from the board wins.

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

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

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

A game to make and play based on the number line.

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

This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.

A game for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.

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

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

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. . . .

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

A game for 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit the target score.