A maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.

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

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. . . .

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

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

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

Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.

Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?

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

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...

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.

Why not challenge a friend to play this transformation game?

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

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. . . .

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. Given an arrangement of matchsticks, players take it is turns to remove a matchstick, along with all of the matchsticks that touch it.

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

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

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

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

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

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. . . .

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

We think this 3x3 version of the game is often harder than the 5x5 version. Do you agree? If so, why do you think that might be?

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

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

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?

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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