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 explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

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.

Some puzzles requiring no knowledge of knot theory, just a careful inspection of the patterns. A glimpse of the classification of knots and a little about prime knots, crossing numbers and. . . .

A game for 2 players with similarities to NIM. Place one counter on each spot on the games board. Players take it is turns to remove 1 or 2 adjacent counters. The winner picks up the last counter.

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

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.

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

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

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 for 2 players. Set out 16 counters in rows of 1,3,5 and 7. Players take turns to remove any number of counters from a row. The player left with the last counter looses.

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

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?

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

This article invites you to get familiar with a strategic game called "sprouts". The game is simple enough for younger children to understand, and has also provided experienced mathematicians with. . . .

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

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.

Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?

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

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. . . .

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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.

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

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. . . .

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

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

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

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

An interactive game to be played on your own or with friends. Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.

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 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.

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.

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

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

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