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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Can you match pairs of fractions, decimals and percentages, and beat your previous scores?

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

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.

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 beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?

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. . . .

A game for two people, who take turns to move the counters. The player to remove the last counter from the board wins.

Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?

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

Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.

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.

Add or subtract the two numbers on the spinners and try to complete a row of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

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?

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

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

Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.

Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive game.

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

A game for 2 or more people, based on the traditional card game Rummy.

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

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

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

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.

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

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?