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?

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 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...

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

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.

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 game for 2 players with similarities to NIM. Place one counter on each spot on the games board. Players take it is turns to remove 1 or 2 adjacent counters. The winner picks up the last counter.

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.

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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.

Some puzzles requiring no knowledge of knot theory, just a careful inspection of the patterns. A glimpse of the classification of knots and a little about prime knots, crossing numbers and. . . .

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

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

Use your knowledge of place value to try to win this game. How will you maximise your score?

Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?

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 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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?

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

Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?

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

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

Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.

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

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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.

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

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

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 two people that everybody knows. If you play correctly you never lose!

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

There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...

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?

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

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