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. . . .

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

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? Is this what you would expect?

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.

Gillian Hatch analyses what goes on when mathematical games are used as a pedagogic device.

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

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

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

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

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?

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?

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.

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

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...

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

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?

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

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

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.

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

An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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.

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

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

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