In this game you throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first?

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?

This is a game for two players. You will need some small-square grid paper, a die and two felt-tip pens or highlighters. Players take turns to roll the die, then move that number of squares in. . . .

All you need for this game is a pack of cards. While you play the game, think about strategies that will increase your chances of winning.

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

Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more likely to win?

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.

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

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?

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

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

A maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.

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.

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

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. . . .

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.

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 in which players take it in turns to turn up two cards. If they can draw a triangle which satisfies both properties they win the pair of cards. And a few challenging questions to follow...

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

Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?

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.

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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

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. . . .

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

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?

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

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

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.

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

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?

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 to make and play based on the number line.

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

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

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

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.

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

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

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

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

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?

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