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

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

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

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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

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!

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

A game for 2 players with similaritlies to NIM. Place one counter on each spot on the games board. Players take it is turns to remove 1 or 2 adjacent counters. The winner picks up 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.

To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the patterns of play are similar.

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

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 loser is the player who takes 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 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. . . .

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

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

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

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.

A game for 2 players. Set out 16 counters in rows of 1,3,5 and 7. Players take turns to remove any number of counters from a row. The player left with the last counter looses.

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

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

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

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 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. . . .

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

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 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.

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

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

A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

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

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

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?

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.

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

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

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