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.

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. 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.

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 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.

A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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?

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.