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?

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.

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!

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.

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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.

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

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?

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. . . .

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

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.

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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.

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.

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. . . .

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?

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

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

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

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

In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.

Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.

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. . . .

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 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.

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

A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.

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.

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.

A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!

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

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

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