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.

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.

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.

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

Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?

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?

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

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

Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and some are good for your reasoning skills.

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 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.

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

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.

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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

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.

A game for 2 or more people, based on the traditional card game Rummy. Players aim to make two `tricks', where each trick has to consist of a picture of a shape, a name that describes that shape, and. . . .

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. . . .

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?

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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 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. . . .

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

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

Calculate the fractional amounts of money to match pairs of cards with the same value.

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

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

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?

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.

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

Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?