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

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

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

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 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...

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

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

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

Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.

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. . . .

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

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.

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

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

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 to make and play based on the number line.

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

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

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.

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. . . .

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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. . . .

Why not challenge a friend to play this transformation game?

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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?

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

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.

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

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

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