A game in which players take it in turns to try to draw quadrilaterals (or triangles) with particular properties. Is it possible to fill the game grid?

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

Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?

A game for 2 or more people, based on the traditional card game Rummy. Players aim to make two `tricks', where each trick has to consist of a picture of a shape, a name that describes that shape, and. . . .

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

A game in which players take it in turns to turn up two cards. If they can draw a triangle which satisfies both properties they win the pair of cards. And a few challenging questions to follow...

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.

Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?

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

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. 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. Given a board of dots in a grid pattern, players take turns drawing a line by connecting 2 adjacent dots. Your goal is to complete more squares than your opponent.

Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.

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

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

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 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.

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?

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. . . .

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

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. . . .

Add or subtract the two numbers on the spinners and try to complete a row of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

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?

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

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

Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

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.

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

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 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

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. . . .

A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with the measuring tool shown.

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

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

Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.

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?

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

Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?

First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.

In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.

In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.