Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?

Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?

Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.

Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.

This is a game for 2 players. Each player has 4 counters each, and wins by blocking their opponent's counters. A good follow-on from two stones.

Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?

A game for 2 players. Given a board of dots in a grid pattern, players take turns drawing a line by connecting 2 adjacent dots. Your goal is to complete more squares than your opponent.

The game uses a 3x3 square board. 2 players take turns to play, either placing a red on an empty square, or changing a red to orange, or orange to green. The player who forms 3 of 1 colour in a line. . . .

You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?

A game for 1 person to develop stategy and shape and space awareness. 12 counters are placed on a board. Counters are removed one at a time. The aim is to be left with only 1 counter.

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

A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.

A game for 2 players. Draw a daisy with at least 5 petals. Shade 1 or 2 petals next to each other. The winner shades the last petal.

A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.

Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the variations too?

A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.

A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.

A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.

Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?

A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!

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.

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

An extension of noughts and crosses in which the grid is enlarged and the length of the winning line can to altered to 3, 4 or 5.

A game for 2 players. Using 2 dice, some counters and a games board, can you form a line of counters from one side of the board to the other?

Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?

Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.

Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remove them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?

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

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.

Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?

A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.

This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.

A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

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

In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.

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.

A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.

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.

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. . . .