The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of moves.

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

A game for 2 players with similarities to NIM. Place one counter on each spot on the games board. Players take it is turns to remove 1 or 2 adjacent counters. The winner picks up the last counter.

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.

Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?

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.

Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?

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

Some puzzles requiring no knowledge of knot theory, just a careful inspection of the patterns. A glimpse of the classification of knots and a little about prime knots, crossing numbers and. . . .

Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?

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 two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

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?

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 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.

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.

Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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 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. . . .

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. . . .

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

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

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

Have a go at this game which has been inspired by the Big Internet Math-Off 2019. Can you gain more columns of lily pads than your opponent?

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.