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

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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

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

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

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?

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 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. . . .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.

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

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

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. . . .

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.