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 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...

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

There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...

Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?

Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?

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 challenge is a game for two players. Choose two of the numbers to multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row?

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

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

Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at 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.

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.

Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?

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

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. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.

Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?

Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.

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.

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

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

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. . . .

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

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

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.

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 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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

A game for 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit the target score.

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. . . .

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

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

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.

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

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