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.

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

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 article supplies teachers with information that may be useful in better understanding the nature of games and their role in teaching and learning mathematics.

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.

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

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

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

A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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.

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

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. Draw a daisy with at least 5 petals. Shade 1 or 2 petals next to each other. The winner shades the last petal.

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.

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. . . .

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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 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 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from 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. . . .

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

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

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

This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two of the numbers to multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row?

A game for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.

A game for 2 players. Using 2 dice, some counters and a games board, can you form a line of counters from one side of the board to the other?