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 supplies teachers with information that may be useful in better understanding the nature of games and their role in teaching and learning mathematics.

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

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.

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

Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.

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

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

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.

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.

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. . . .

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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. . . .

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

Why not challenge a friend to play this transformation game?

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

Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.

An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.

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.

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?

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.