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.

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

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

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

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 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 explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

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

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

A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their 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 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?

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?

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. . . .

Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?

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

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?

Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?

A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?

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...

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

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

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

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.

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. . . .

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.

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

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. . . .

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

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

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.

Many natural systems appear to be in equilibrium until suddenly a critical point is reached, setting up a mudslide or an avalanche or an earthquake. In this project, students will use a simple. . . .

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

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?

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

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.

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

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

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 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.

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.