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

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

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.

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

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. . . .

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

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.

Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?

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?

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

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

Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

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.

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

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?

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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?