Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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.

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.

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

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.

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 two players based on a game from the Somali people of Africa. The first player to pick all the other's 'pumpkins' is the winner.

This game for two, was played in ancient Egypt as far back as 1400 BC. The game was taken by the Moors to Spain, where it is mentioned in 13th century manuscripts, and the Spanish name Alquerque. . . .

A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.

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

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?

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.

An ancient game for two from Egypt. You'll need twelve distinctive 'stones' each to play. You could chalk out the board on the ground - do ask permission first.

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

Why not challenge a friend to play this transformation game?

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

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.

This second Sudoku article discusses "Corresponding Sudokus" which are pairs of Sudokus with terms that can be matched using a substitution rule.

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

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

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

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

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

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.

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

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...

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.

Try playing this game from New Zealand at the beach by drawing the board in the sand. Find an opponent and see if you can win by ending up with your shell in the centre space.

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 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?

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.

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?

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

This Chinese game for two players is a simple version of Wei ch'i or Go. Each player has 20 distinctive pieces - try coins, pebbles, shells. You could try marking the board out in wet sand.

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.

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

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

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

This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for the price of one

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?

A game for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.

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