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

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

Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.

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.

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

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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.

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

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

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

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. . . .

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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 Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

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

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. . . .

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

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

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.

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

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

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 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 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.

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

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

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.

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

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 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 to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.

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

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?

Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.

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?