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. 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.

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

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

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.

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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.

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

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.

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.

Gillian Hatch analyses what goes on when mathematical games are used as a pedagogic device.

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

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

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.

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?

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

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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.

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 outlines how strategy games can help children develop logical thinking, using examples from the NRICH website.

Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.

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.

This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.

Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?

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.

Use your knowledge of place value to try to win this game. How will you maximise your score?

Here are some more upper primary strategy games for you to play.

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

Can you find the pairs that represent the same amount of money?

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. . . .

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

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.