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

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

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

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?

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 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 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.

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.

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

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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 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. . . .

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

Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block 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.

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.

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

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.

Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?

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?

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

Start with any number of counters in any number of piles. 2 players take it in turns to remove any number of counters from a single pile. The winner is the player to take the last counter.

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

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.

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 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.

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. . . .

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

A game for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.

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.

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. . . .