A simple game for 2 players invented by John Conway. It is played on a 3x3 square board with 9 counters that are black on one side and white on the other.

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?

This is a simple version of an ancient game played all over the world. It is also called Mancala. What tactics will increase your chances of winning?

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.

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.

This is an interactive net of a Rubik's cube. Twists of the 3D cube become mixes of the squares on the 2D net. Have a play and see how many scrambles you can undo!

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

Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.

The game of go has a simple mechanism. This discussion of the principle of two eyes in go has shown that the game does not depend on equally clear-cut concepts.

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

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

This article shows how abstract thinking and a little number theory throw light on the scoring in the game Go.

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.

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

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

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

This article explains the use of the idea of connectedness in networks, in two different ways, to bring into focus the basics of the game of Go, namely capture and territory.

This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for the price of one

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?

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.

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

A Sudoku based on clues that give the differences between adjacent cells.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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. . . .

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. . . .

All you need for this game is a pack of cards. While you play the game, think about strategies that will increase your chances of winning.

Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.

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

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

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

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

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 placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.

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