Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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?

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

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

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

This game is known as Pong hau k'i in China and Ou-moul-ko-no in Korea. Find a friend to play or try the interactive version online.

Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.

Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.

In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?

How long does it take to brush your teeth? Can you find the matching length of time?

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?

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.

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.

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

Try playing this game from New Zealand at the beach by drawing the board in the sand. Find an opponent and see if you can win by ending up with your shell in the centre space.

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

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 to make and play based on the number line.

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. . . .

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

You'll need to know your number properties to win a game of Statement Snap...

Have a go at this game which has been inspired by the Big Internet Math-Off 2019. Can you gain more columns of lily pads than your opponent?

A game from Italy. Play with a friend and see if you can be the first to get five pieces in a line.

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.

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 Chinese game for two players is a simple version of Wei ch'i or Go. Each player has 20 distinctive pieces - try coins, pebbles, shells. You could try marking the board out in wet sand.

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

A train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?

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

A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with the measuring tool shown.

Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?

Calculate the fractional amounts of money to match pairs of cards with the same value.

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

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

Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.

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