Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?

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.

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.

Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves

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

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

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

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

Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?

Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!

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

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

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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

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

A game for 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.

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

A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.

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.

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. . . .

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

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

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. . . .

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.

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

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

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

Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?

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

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.

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

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

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.