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

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

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.

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

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.

A game for two people, who take turns to move the counters. The player to remove the last counter from the board wins.

The computer starts with all the lights off, but then clicks 3, 4 or 5 times at random, leaving some lights on. Can you switch them off again?

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.

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.

This second Sudoku article discusses "Corresponding Sudokus" which are pairs of Sudokus with terms that can be matched using a substitution rule.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.

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

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

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

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.

Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and some are good for your reasoning skills.

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

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

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.

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

Match the cards of the same value.

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.

The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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

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?

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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. . . .

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

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